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Geosciences

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, dietscc@ucmail.uc.edu
Academic Director, Departmental Advisor - Krista Smilek, smilekka@ucmail.uc.edu
Business Manager - Kate Cosgrove, cosgrokd@ucmail.uc.edu
Laboratory Manager - Sarah Hammer, tritscsh@ucmail.uc.edu
Instrumentation Specialist - Mike Menard, menardml@ucmail.uc.edu
Undergraduate Director - Dylan Ward, warddy@ucmail.uc.edu
Graduate Director - Brooke Crowley, crowlebk@ucmail.uc.edu

In The News

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