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Oceanographic drillshp, JOIDES Resolution, in Capetown harbor, South Africa, prior to the start of ODP Leg 177. Photo by J.D. Ortiz

Advisors in Geology

Undergraduate Advisors:

Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Joseph Ortiz

Field Camp Director:
Dr. David Hacker

Free Tutoring for all Geology CORE Courses

Experienced Geology graduate students and lab instructors answer your questions, beginning week three of each semester, in room 223 MCG, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. No appointment necessary.

Future Students

Geology... Because the Earth doesn't come with an owner's manual!

  • Do you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and camping?
  • Have you ever wondered about how mountains form or why the sea is salty?
  • Are you interested in clean water and a healthy environment?
  • Do you wonder what can be done about natural disasters?

Whether you are thinking about applying to Kent State, or looking for a major, Geology can be the right choice for you.  The small size of our department offers excellent faculty to student ratios in our classes beyond the Kent Core level. This translates into more personalized instruction and future career success. In fact, our graduates have an almost 100% success rate finding satisfying, good paying jobs within the fields of Geology and Earth Sciences. Of course, a Geology degree provides you with a broad education that is not only fun, but suitable preparation for a host of potential career paths.

Bachelor Degrees in Geology, Earth Science and Environmental Geology

Master in Geology

PhD in Applied Geology

See how our graduates are using their degrees and catch up with old friends at the Geology Alumni News website, maintained by KSU alumna Merida Keatts.

Department Newsletters

June 2013 Geology Alumni Newsletter
June 2012 Geology Alumni Newsletter
March 2011 Geology Alumni Newsletter
Feb 2010 Geology Alumni Newsletter
Nov 2008 Geology Alumni Newsletter