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Welcome to the Department of Geosciences 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 skills necessary for a broad range of careers. Our program offers both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelors of Science degrees at the undergraduate level and the Masters of Science and Ph.D. 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!

Quick Departmental Contacts:
Department Head - Craig Dietsch,
Academic Director, Departmental Advisor - Krista Smilek,
Business Manager - Kate Cosgrove,
Laboratory Manager - Sarah Hammer,
Instrumentation Specialist - Mike Menard,
Undergraduate Director - Dylan Ward,
Graduate Director - Brooke Crowley,

In The News


UC’s College of Arts and Sciences honors outstanding alumni

March 20, 2023

Five graduates of UC’s College of Arts and Sciences were recognized with alumni awards during the A Night with A&S annual ceremony earlier this month. As community leaders, philanthropists and professional pioneers, the impact of these alumni can be felt at the college, university, state and national levels. Also at the event A&S scholarship recipients were celebrated, and had the opportunity to meet with the donors whose contributions helped make their college experience possible. Meet the 2023 UC College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni:

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