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Welcome to the Department of Geology

Learn more about the department of Geology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with emphases in professional geology, professional hydrogeology, liberal arts geology and secondary earth science education through geology.

The Department of Geology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers one major (the Geology Major) with two emphases and opportunities for student research.

What to do if a class is full? Contact the instructor for his/her policy.

Geology majors can choose an emphasis in:

Or choose to major in education:


Geology News



Professor Emeritus Gene L. LaBerge Passes

Professor Emeritus Gene L. LaBerge passed away on March 9, 2019. Dr. LaBerge was among the founding members of the Department of Geology and taught here from 1965 to 1998. He was an internationally respected expert on Precambrian geology and author of the book Geology of the Lake Superior Region. UW Oshkosh recognized his outstanding contributions as a teacher and scholar by selecting him to receive its two most prestigious awards, the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Rosebush Professorship. Several years ago, an anonymous alum endowed the Jones-LaBerge Field Trip Fund in recognition of the critical role played by field instruction by Drs. Jones and LaBerge. Checks to this fund to memorialize Dr. LaBerge can be sent to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation, 625 Pearl Avenue, Suite 230, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Be sure to include a note explaining your intent to give to the Jones-LaBerge Fund.

Dr. LaBerge's obituary ( was in the Oshkosh Northwestern on March 20, 2019.


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