Majors & Minors
Choose from geology, environmental science, environmental studies, and geomechanics.
A variety of research choices allows students to specialize in one area, or explore a vast array of interdisciplinary studies.
We specialize in geochemistry, environmental sciences, palaeomagnetism, geodynamics, geological structure and tectonics.
Yellowjackets welcome certification as a Bee Campus USA
The national designation from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is the result of a two-year, student-led effort.Continue Reading
Interested in geology and environmental sciences?
The department sponsors several seminars throughout the year, bringing notable speakers from around the country. Check out the seminar schedule for this year’s presentations.
New Mineral Named After University Alumnus
Dave Mao, '66 MS and '68 PhD had a new mineral named in his honor.
What do you enjoy most about U of R?
Favorite thing about UR is the facilities. The libraries on campus are great and the outdoor track is available for everyone, which I use quite a bit since I love going in circles.