University of Akron - Department of Geology and Environmental Science

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We offer both the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Geology. BS programs include: Geology, Engineering Geology, and Geophysics. BA tracks are Earth Science and Environmental Science.   We offer the degree of Master of Science (MS) in Geology. The MS program has five areas of specialization: Geology, Earth Science, Geophysics, Engineering Geology, and Environmental Geology. Areas of research include: hydrogeology, paleoclimate, geomicrobiology, glacial geology, siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentation, geomorphology, aqueous geochemistry, environmental geology, and engineering geology in addition to the traditional geologic areas of structural geology, economic geology, geophysics, petrology, stratigraphy and paleontology. 

A focus within our department is Terrestrial Records of Environmental Change (TREC). This research covers such diverse but related topics as hydrogeology, paleoclimate reconstruction, climate change, glacial geology, modern siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentology, geomorphology, and aqueous geochemistry. We are also a recognized leader in earth science educational research. The Department maintains excellent modern instrumentation for geologic and environmental research. This includes an environmental scanning electron microscope, environmental magnetism laboratory, and a full suite of instruments for aqueous geochemistry.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geology and Environmental Science
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Glaciology, Hydrogeology, Structure and Tectonics, Paleontology, Petrology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MS
  • State: Ohio
  • City: Akron
  • Phone: (330) 972-7630