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Welcome to the Department of Geology.

Our geology program focuses on undergraduate geology majors, and we take pride in our emphasis on field geology. In addition to weekend field trips with most courses, we also run two field trips and two field courses every year, one of which, summer Field Geology (344), is the capstone course and is taught in Utah. Geology majors are strongly encouraged to pursue at least one research project in collaboration with a faculty member, all of whom have active research programs. Students majoring in geology choose among four emphases: 1) Professional Geology, 2) Professional Hydrogeology, 3) Liberal Arts, and 4) Secondary Earth Science Education. Our graduates are well prepared for the job market and for graduate school, and we have an outstanding record of placing graduates in both of these arenas. Please use the links on this page to investigate our program and to contact us with questions. Thank you for your interest in our program.

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Department Chair: William N. Mode
Department Office: Harrington Hall, Room 215, 845 Elmwood Av., Oshkosh WI
Mailing Address: Dept. of Geology, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh WI 54901-8649
Department Phone: (920) 424-4460
FAX: (920) 424-0240

Summer, Fall and Spring Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.