- You can participate in off-campus study opportunities at the Grand Canyon, the Bahamas, Death Valley and other destinations.
- On-campus seminars feature geologists from other colleges and universities as well as those from government and industry.
- The department provides exceptional facilities, including a GIS lab, environmental preparation lab and a rock preparation laboratory. Equipment includes petrographic microscopes, an x-ray diffractometer, an ion chromatograph, a UV-vis spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, and ICP spectrometer.
- All faculty members hold Ph.D.s and are active research scholars.