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  • Delaware Coast Day

    The University of Delaware's festive Coast Day returns for the 38th year on Sunday, Oct. 5. Our theme this year is “Weather & Climate: On Our Radar.” Read More >>

  • Destination: Death Valley

    Through the generosity of donors, geology students are able to travel and enhance their classroom studies. Read more >>

  • Field geology is a blast!

    Field experiences are an essential part of our undergraduate programs in geology. Click here to check out our course listings:

  • Geomicrobiologists at work

    Collecting geochemical data on iron-rich microbial mats at the Christina Creek in Newark, Del.

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  • Delaware Coast Day

    The University of Delaware's festive Coast Day returns for the 38th year on Sunday, Oct. 5. Our theme this year is “Weather & Climate: On Our Radar.” Read More >>

  • Destination: Death Valley

    Through the generosity of donors, geology students are able to travel and enhance their classroom studies. Read more >>

  • Field geology is a blast!

    Field experiences are an essential part of our undergraduate programs in geology. Click here to check out our course listings:

  • Geomicrobiologists at work

    Collecting geochemical data on iron-rich microbial mats at the Christina Creek in Newark, Del.

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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The Department of Geological Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Neil Sturchio, who will serve as the Department Chair effective September 1, 2014.

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Physics Today, the largest circulation general physics journal, summarized one of Jim Pizzuto's articles in press.

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Dreadnoughtus

Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, alumnus of UD Geological Sciences, has discovered a new dinosaur species.

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    Seminar: The Geology of UD's STAR Campus   Learn More
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    Seminar: Using GIS to Understand Glacial History: Case Studies from Northwest Iceland   Learn More
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    Coast Day 2014: Weather & Climate on Our Radar   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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