department of geology

Exploring the science of Earth

Geology is the science of the whole Earth system including earthquakes, volcanoes, resources, life, environment, and climate. Geologists are curious and love to be outside. The Geology Department at UW Oshkosh focuses on undergraduate education in geology, and is focused on field experiences. Are you interested in the Earth, its environment, and its climate? Do you like to be outdoors?  If so, geology is for you!

Why Geology?About The Program

Academics

We offer one geology major with two emphases and a geology minor. Want to teach geology? The Secondary Earth Science Education program, offered with the College of Education and Human Services, is the ideal pathway. 

Geology courses are taught by professors who are experts in their field, and classes typically have 15 students. Faculty offer one-on-one attention to each student, and also serve as academic and research advisers and mentors. 

UWO Geology is a small, tight-knit program that offers the full liberal arts experience. With the affordable cost and practical experience students gain, a Geology degree from UWO is an incredible value for aspiring geologists. 

Field Experience

Student research opportunities abound in both the Geology major and minor. Our students receive valuable field, research and teaching experience that is unparalleled in preparing students for careers and graduate school. Weekend field trips are included in many courses, and a capstone-level field course is offered in Utah during the summer term.

Make an Impact

A geology degree from UWO is a gateway to a diverse career focused on the Earth and environment. Geologists improve the lives of those around them by… 

  • Protecting the environment and water systems
  • Helping the U.S. meet its vital energy needs
  • Providing environmental assessments for building and construction projects
  • Combining the degree with an education degree, teaching K-12 Earth Science

Department NEWS

Jones LaBerge Geology Field Trip Fund

The Jones LaBerge Geology Field Trip Fund was established by an anonymous UWO geology alum in honor of Drs. Jones and LaBerge.

In Memory of Dr. Norris “Norrie” Jones

Dr. Norris W. Jones (1937-2020) The UW Oshkosh community mourns the passing of Dr. Norris (Norrie) Jones, professor in the Department of Geology from...
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Geology Department

Harrington Hall, Room 215
geology@uwosh.edu
(920) 424-4460

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