California State University - Fullerton - Department of Geological Sciences

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Our department has a reputation for producing successful geologists. Many of the local geological consulting firms are populated with CSUF graduates and when they need to hire, these employers look at our graduates first. Our faculty has garnered national recognition for their research in projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Petroleum Research Fund, and numerous other state and local funding agencies. Because of our faculty’s excellent reputation, our graduate students will have little difficulty starting a career, or moving on to quality Ph.D. programs.

Unlike large Ph.D. – granting research universities, whose faculty spend most of their time on large research projects, CSUF’s primary mission is education. Our faculty are first and foremost excellent teachers. We take pride in the level of our interaction with students, and we take a personal interest in guaranteeing their success. Furthermore, our graduate classes are typically small, and provide close interaction between students and faculty. At CSUF you will be at the top of the knowledge food-chain!

The Bachelor of Science in geology consists of 48 units in geological science, at least 30 units in related fields, and 39 general education units. Students are required to complete a total of 120 units for graduation. Courses in related fields are in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.

Source: Department Website June 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geological Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Structure and Tectonics, Paleontology, Petrology, Seismology, Volcanology
  • Degrees: BS, MS
  • State: California
  • City: Fullerton
  • Phone: (657) 278-3882