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.
New models shed light on life’s origin
Rochester researcher Dustin Trail used experiments and zircon chemistry to build more accurate computer models of fluids that act as pathways from inner Earth to Earth’s surface.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.
Sumana Roy, PhD Candidate
What do you enjoy most about U of R?
I enjoy talking to people (whether faculty members, staff, or graduate or undergraduate students) and hearing their stories. What amazes me is our similarities, even if we live far apart.