University of California - Davis - Department of Geology

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The Geology Department offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Geology. In addition, we are home to the B.S. Degree in Natural Sciences and offer minors in Geology, Geophysics, and Oceanography. We have reciprocal exchange agreements with several international universities, providing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study abroad as part of their education.

The Department has 24 full-time faculty members, 8 Research Scientists and Adjunct Faculty, and numerous associated faculty and researchers. Currently, the Department has 5 post docs and 47 graduate students; 77 undergraduate students are majoring in geology and an additional 15 undergraduates are majoring in the Natural Sciences.

Our faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students pursue field, laboratory, experimental, and modeling studies of geological and environmental problems around the world. The department's excellent facilities and technical personnel support a range of methods including field studies, remote sensing, GPS, analytical geochemistry, petrography, high-pressure experiments, thermochemistry, geomagnetism, seismology, computation, and modeling. The department's ideal location also provides ready access to the many natural laboratories of California and the western United States.

Source: Department Website June 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geology
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Structure and Tectonics, Paleobiology, Petrology, Seismology
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MS, PhD
  • State: California
  • City: Davis
  • Phone: (530) 752-0350