• From Aquamarine to Zircon

    Gemstones from the collection of Herb and Monika Obodda to be showcased from Aug. 31 through Dec. 9 in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall. Learn More >>

  • Field Experience

    Many geology undergraduates participate in a field experience, which allows them to apply classroom-based skills to processes occurring over spans of geologic time. Geology Field Experience >>

  • Watershed Research

    Dept. of Geological Sciences researchers have received funding as part of a project to reduce threats to water quality in the Delaware River watershed. Read More >>

  • Most Valuable Majors

    Forbes has named Geology one of the 15 most valuable college majors in the current marketplace! Read More >>

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  • From Aquamarine to Zircon

    Gemstones from the collection of Herb and Monika Obodda to be showcased from Aug. 31 through Dec. 9 in the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall. Learn More >>

  • Field Experience

    Many geology undergraduates participate in a field experience, which allows them to apply classroom-based skills to processes occurring over spans of geologic time. Geology Field Experience >>

  • Watershed Research

    Dept. of Geological Sciences researchers have received funding as part of a project to reduce threats to water quality in the Delaware River watershed. Read More >>

  • Most Valuable Majors

    Forbes has named Geology one of the 15 most valuable college majors in the current marketplace! Read More >>

Department of Geological Sciences

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About the Department

We offer B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees that prepare students for careers in environmental consulting firms, the energy industry, governmental regulatory agencies, earth science teaching, and research in the geological sciences. Our programs feature small classes with hands-on field and laboratory-based instruction delivered by an internationally respected, research-active faculty. Read more about our learning objectives, connections with alumni, our people, history and more.  >>

Facilities

Most department offices and labs are housed in Penny Hall on the Newark campus. Additional facilities are located in the ISE Laboratory and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and Delaware Geological Survey. Read more 

Programs

For Prospective Geology Students

For Prospective Geology Students

Interested in an undergraduate or graduate degree in geology?  Learn more about our degree programs, courses, field experiences, and more.

Geology Research at UD

Geology Research at UD

Learn more about geology research at the University of Delaware including the areas of geobiology, geochemistry, water science, and stratigraphy and paleoclimate.

People in Geology

People in Geology

View a listing of the faculty and staff in the Department of Geological Sciences and associated programs, and see their areas of expertise.

For Current GEOL Students

For Current GEOL Students

Learn about courses, field experiences, internships, study abroad, and other opportunities for our current students.

Latest News From Geology

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Penny Hall

Read about recent GEOL news, faculty updates, student stories, and more.

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Mineralogical Museum showcases gemstones

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State Department taps UD’s Wunsch to attend South Asia Groundwater Forum

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    Geological Sciences Departmental Safety Seminar (closed to the public)   Learn More
  • Sep
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    Geological Sciences Seminar   Learn More
  • Sep
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    Geological Sciences Seminar: Biogeochemical cycle of chlorine   Learn More
 
 

CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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