Northwest Missouri State University - Department of Geological Sciences

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The areas of research covered by our faculty are broad and diverse, however, our research expertise is strongest in the general areas of geochemistry and tectonics. These strengths allow us to focus on problems identified by the National Research Council to be socially relevant and to be fundamental to an understanding of earth processes.

Our faculty enjoy national and international recognition. They are successful in obtaining external research funds, they serve on editorial boards of leading scientific journals and on professional panels, they hold elected office in professional organizations, and they are team members in multidisciplinary research investigations.

Our department has a heritage of excellence in teaching, both in the classroom and in the time-honored tradition of professor and student working together on research problems. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the department's teaching mission with award-winning professors.

Our graduate program prepares students for a wide range of professions within the geological sciences. Our students have been placed in private, federal, state, and academic institutions. If you desire more information than what is available on these pages, you are encouraged to contact any faculty member directly. 

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geological Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Paleontology, Petrology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Missouri
  • City: Columbia
  • Phone: (573) 882-6785