Department of Earth Sciences LogoEffective August 2022, Geology @KSU is changing to Earth Sciences @KSU.

 

The Earth Sciences are those fields of study concerned with both solid and fluid Earth materials and processes. The Department of Earth Sciences at Kent State University is committed to the integration of teaching, the advancement of knowledge, and public service, in an inclusive and accessible environment. 

Explore Degrees and Careers in Geology/Earth Sciences

The Department of Geology/Earth Sciences offers a comprehensive course of study leading to B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Our degree programs allow for great flexibility and a personalized course of study. Start by downloading our Earth Sciences Major/Minor brochure here. 

Bachelor of Science in Geology

Master of Science in Geology

Ph.D. in Applied Geology

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Advisors in Geology

Undergraduate Advisors

Dr. Christopher Rowan

Dr. Carrie E. Schweitzer

Dr. Neil A.Wells

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. David Singer

Field camp director

Dr. David Hacker

Academic Chair

Dr. Daniel Holm

According to PayScale's massive compensation database and job growth projections through 2020 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Geology is the 7th most valuable college major in terms of salary and career prospects.

  • PhD Candidate Max Barczok awarded a University Fellowship

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    • Development of an expanded pigment spectral library for identification of phytoplankton by visible derivative spectroscopy
       
    • Stark Campus Acquisition of an Intuitive Multi-Touch Scanning Electron Microscope to Enhance Research as well as Undergraduate Student Research and Natural Science Courses
  • Geology 41092 (undergraduate) and 51092 (graduate) carry six semester hours of credit. This course is required for all B.S. candidates in the Department of Geology and for entering graduates students who have not completed a Field Camp requirement as part of their undergraduate study.

  • The Department of Geology welcomes guest speakers on Fridays in room 234 McGilvrey Hall, at 1:15 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).