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Academic Offerings in the Geological Sciences

Welcome to the community of students who study the Earth system and the processes that have changed the planet and our environment over time!

Whether you are in our undergraduate or graduate program, the Department of Geological Sciences (GEOL) offers students the opportunity to discover the Earth while participating in several different degree programs or minors. Students learn in the classroom, in the lab, and out in the field. Geological science is inherently multidisciplinary so our graduates are well equipped to tackle complex problems, including environmental and resource problems affecting human society.

Degree Programs Offered

Minors offered within CEOE include coastal and marine geoscience, geography, geological sciences, and marine studies

*Denotes programs administered by other academic units in partnership with the Department of Geological Sciences.

Additional Resources for Prospective Students

Geology Careers

What can you DO with a degree in the geological sciences? Our alumni are national park rangers, scientists with environmental firms, secondary school teachers, federal and state government employees, college professors, and state geologists.  They are protecting our water supply, doing fundamental research, cleaning up pollution, working for Congress, finding oil and gas, and so much more!

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Discover Our World!

Dean Estella Atekwana

Estella Atekwana, inspiring the next generation

New dean of UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment shares career experiences and vision
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A lifetime of teaching

UD’s Dan Leathers hailed as a valued teacher, meteorology expert, and social connector
Coastal flooding on Pilottown Road in Lewes, Delaware

March 21: Screening of sea level rise documentary

Panel discussion and Q&A to follow 'Tidewater' showing
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
horseshoe crab

Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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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
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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