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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!

Crambe crambe

Sea Sponge Shield

Encrusting sea sponges use chemical cues as shield to deter predators, expand territory

Preparing for the Future

Summer internships help students become employment-ready

offshore wind

The Power of Offshore Wind

UD study reports offshore wind in Cape Wind may be more powerful, turbulent than expected
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
James Heiss

Water mixing zone

Studying reactions that occur when groundwater, saltwater meet in coastal aquifers
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests

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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 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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