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Geology

Welcome to the Department of Geology

Geology is the study of the planet Earth and the processes that shape it through time. Geologists work and study in the lab and in the field - the natural world is their classroom. Exciting and relevant areas of research and study in the field of geology include, but are not limited to:

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Global Climate Change Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Energy Resources
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Paleobiology
  • Geochemistry
  • Glacial Geology and Geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology

We invite you to explore our academic programs, faculty and student research and other opportunities to learn more about the study of geology at the University of Dayton.

groundwater study

Local groundwater resources

Department faculty Zelalem Bedaso and Shuang-Ye Wu recently published their research findings on local groundwater resources in the Hydrological Sciences Journal.

Local groundwater resources

groundwater study

Department faculty Zelalem Bedaso and Shuang-Ye Wu recently published their research findings on local groundwater resources in the Hydrological Sciences Journal.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

In the News
Research 12.09.19
In research published in Nature, UD geologist contributes to global index of most important, threatened water towers

University of Dayton environmental geologist Umesh Haritashya is one of 32 international scientists who contributed to research published Dec. 9 in Nature that assessed and ranked the planet’s 78 mountain glacier-based water systems in order of their importance to adjacent lowland communities and vulnerability to future environmental and socioeconomic changes.

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Sciences 12.12.19
Geology faculty open mini-museum for the community

It might be hard to imagine, but the Dayton area was once submerged under a vast tropical ocean.

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Faculty 07.22.19
Geological Society Fellow

Daniel Goldman’s to-do list for the next 10 to 12 months should make many University of Dayton faculty and staff feel a little less overwhelmed by their own duties.

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Sustainability 07.08.19
Dayton Groundwater Sustainability

The Dayton region is expected to see increased precipitation in the coming decades, based on climate model projections, which is likely to help recharge the aquifer that is the principal source of water for about 2.3 million people in southwest Ohio, according to a new paper published by two University of Dayton Department of Geology researchers.

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Department of Geology

Science Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2364
937-229-3432
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