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Department of Geology

As Chairman of the Department, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and to tell you a little about us.  We are a thriving department of 13 Earth Science Faculty that offers many valuable courses and research opportunities. Our major courses provide an excellent mix of in-class, lab, and field (experiential) learning that we feel prepares our students very well for the job market. Employment in Geology is excellent right now and most of our students find jobs in diverse areas such as energy, metals, and water resources, engineering and environmental geology, and in allied fields. This website provides an excellent overview of the department faculty, students, majors, and activities. Our undergraduate society (Kent State Geological Society) is the oldest on campus and very active. Joining KSGS is a great way to meet Geology majors. We also have a very active Geology Honor Society on campus (SGE) that might interest you. - Daniel Holm

The Department of Geology at Kent State University offers four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Science, B.S. Environmental Geology Concentration and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geology as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science. Students can also pursue graduate study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology. The atmosphere within the department is personalized and informal with major emphasis placed on teaching as well as on research. Most undergraduate major classes are small (10-30 students). Close faculty-student relationships are established by participation in various field trips and several annual student-faculty social events, including the fall picnic and the spring banquet.

Current research in the Department of Geology

2010-11 Per Faculty Contributions CAS

Geology Faculty publications and presentations are the highest in the College. A compilation of the two year departmental publications of the College of Arts & Sciences show the Department of Geology with the highest total number of publications (combined papers & abstracts) and highest per capita contribution (see graph above).

 

The Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences will annually provide 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each to promising science students. Applications are accepted beginning in early March for undergraduate pursing a STEM major for the following academic year. For more scholarship opportunities, search Pathways to Science for opportunities to do research at the undergraduate level, here and abroad. The Institute for Broadening Participation in the STEM sciences offers free online search tools to encourage minority participation in STEM sciences.
Dr. Joseph Ortiz featured in Environmental Monitor for research using remote sensing on Lake Erie.

Dr. Carrie Schweitzer interviewed (pg 19) in Kent State Stark's Encompass Magazine.


Geology Colloquium is held Fridays at 1:15 pm in room 234 McGilvrey Hall.

Columnar Jointing, Matt Harding, 2013 Geology Student Photo Contest Winner

Matt Harding Columnar Jointing 2013 Student Photo Contest Winner

Geology Alumni Newsletter June 2013


Growing Demand for Geology Degree  Nature reports interdisciplinary preparation valuable in job market



Matt Harding Columnar Jointing 2013 Student Photo Contest Winner
Matt Harding Columnar Jointing 2013 Student Photo Contest Winner