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Welcome to the Department of Geology at the University of Cincinnati, a nationally ranked program with high-caliber faculty and a strong research reputation. We strive to provide our undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge and expertise necessary to be prepared for future endeavors in academia and employment. Our program offers both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelors of Science degrees at the undergraduate level and the Masters of Science and PhD at the graduate level. 

Our graduate and undergraduate programs are supported by faculty who perform high-caliber research with reputations that span world-wide. We teach and conduct research in many areas of the geosciences including paleontology, Quaternary geology, geomorphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, tectonics, environmental geology, and biogeochemistry. Our faculty maintains high-tech laboratories and conduct field work all over the world and our students are involved every step of the way!

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Connect with alumni by attending UC Geology Career Days

If you are interested in pursuing a MS or PhD, Apply to our Graduate Program

Interested in taking a geology course? View the course list and see when courses are available!

Join the Geology Club for fun, geology-filled extracurriculars