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  • Arctic Month

    A month-long celebration of the northern-most region of our planet, and the research being done by members of the University of Delaware community. Learn More >>

  • Water mixing zone

    Department of Geology researchers are studing reactions that occur when groundwater and saltwater meet in coastal aquifers. Read More >>

  • Field Experience

    Students recently traveled to Rocky Mountain regions where they examine many geologic features that they had previously seen only in photographs and textbooks. Geology Field Experience >>

  • 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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  • Arctic Month

    A month-long celebration of the northern-most region of our planet, and the research being done by members of the University of Delaware community. Learn More >>

  • Water mixing zone

    Department of Geology researchers are studing reactions that occur when groundwater and saltwater meet in coastal aquifers. Read More >>

  • Field Experience

    Students recently traveled to Rocky Mountain regions where they examine many geologic features that they had previously seen only in photographs and textbooks. Geology Field Experience >>

  • 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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'Rising Seas' symposium honors UD alumnus, earthquake expert Brian Atwater

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Coast Day 2016 Canceled

Coast Day 2016 canceled due to ongoing construction

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  • Apr
    20
    Symposium: Rising Seas and Extreme Events on Vulnerable Coasts   Learn More
  • Apr
    28
    Geological Sciences Seminar: "Applications of NASA Experimental Airborne Lidar Instruments to USGS Coastal Change and Ecology Research"   Learn More
  • May
    05
    Geological Sciences Seminar: "Origins of Planets"   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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