Studying in the Department of Geology
Because of the diverse nature of the discipline, we offer two majors -
These majors are designed to enhance a student's understanding of our planet and to help them pursue careers in science, education, environmental consulting, business, law, and natural resource-related fields. We also offer a minor program in geology.
Success after Colgate
Check out just a few of the careers that our alumni have pursued after receiving a degree in geology from Colgate:
A Nature Geoscience article co-authored by geology alumna, Karen Alley '12,
was reported on in the Washington Post
. Karen led the study, which examined the impacts of warm seawater on Antarctica's ice shelf. Aubreya Adams
has installed a new seismic station on Colgate's upper campus. Read about it here
Astrogeophysics alumna, Christina (Viviano) Beck '06
describes some of her work at NASA's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). Listen here
. Amy Leventer
and Bruce Selleck
have been awarded chaired positions. Read about it here
. Karen Harpp
has been awarded the 2015 Balmuth Award for Teaching and Student Engagement. Read about it here
Assistant Professor of Geophysics Aubreya Adams discusses her postdoctoral research on the Cameroon Volcanic Line in West Africa. Listen here.
Distinguished USGS geologist and long-time supporter of the department, Douglas Rankin (CU '53) passed away
on February 25.
First place in the 2014 AAPG Imperial Barrel Award was won by a team of five University of Louisiana at Lafayette Master's students, including geology alum, Sam Ely '12
. Click these links for more information about the win
, and the IBA competition.
Geology alum, Stephanie Tubman ’08, has been named a fellow at the American Geosciences Institute. Read about it here.
Older news items:
Follow Amy Leventer's experience through this blog.
Karen Harpp teaches a new online course about the Manhattan Project.
Geology students apply classroom techniques in field. Students and faculty conduct summer research in a variety of locations for the "OC"
Extended study brings students to volcano’s summit. Geology 420 students learn in the field in Chile
Professor converts gridiron into geologic timeline. Geology 215 students use football stadium locker room as lab
Youngsters visit campus to learn about paleontology. Summer camp visits Colgate's resident paleontologist and geology museum
Students, alumni on research cruise to Galapagos. Seven students and three alumni collecting samples and mapping ocean floor