University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign - Department of Geology

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We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in a variety of geoscience disciplines.

The Department of Geology enjoys its role as a part of one of the top 10 public research universities in the nation.  With 37,000 students, of whom 9,000 are pursuing graduate degrees, the University has ranked programs in a great variety of disciplines that relate to the interests of the Department. The campus is home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Mid-America Earthquake Center, the Materials Research Laboratory, the Illinois State Geological Survey – the largest state survey in the country – and the Illinois Water Survey. In addition, we have collaborative projects underway with Argonne National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. The campus has a tradition of inter-departmental cooperation, and the Department of Geology pursues common interests with departments of Chemistry, Microbiology, Civil Engineering, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Materials Research. We are located in the Natural History Building, a national historic landmark, that also houses the Geology Library, one of the very best in the nation.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geology
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Structure and Tectonics, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Illinois
  • City: Urbana
  • Phone: (217) 333-3540