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Geology and Environmental Geosciences

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Through coursework, field research and hands-on learning, our students study the planet Earth and the processes that shape it through time. Small class sizes and close relationships with faculty allow many opportunities to work and study in the lab and in the field .

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Why Study Geosciences at the University of Dayton?

University of Dayton sophomore Steven Shattuck discusses why he chose to major in environmental geosciences at the University of Dayton. He enjoys the opportunities for field research, hands-on learning, small class sizes and close relationships with faculty that UD provides.

Why Study Geosciences at the University of Dayton?

University of Dayton sophomore Steven Shattuck discusses why he chose to major in environmental geosciences at the University of Dayton. He enjoys the opportunities for field research, hands-on learning, small class sizes and close relationships with faculty that UD provides.

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 08.31.20
UD researcher participates in first global survey of glacial lakes

In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, NASA-funded researchers — including University of Dayton geologist Umesh Haritashya and his student Katherine Strattman — found glacial lake volume has increased by about 50% worldwide since 1990 as glaciers melt and retreat due to climate change.

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Research 03.03.20
UD geologist shares Nevada field research on YouTube channel

Allen McGrew is a video "rock star." The University of Dayton associate professor of geology shares his field research into the extreme stretching of the Earth’s crust in northeastern Nevada in YouTube videos that have received thousands of views from students, science educators and geoscience professionals.

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Faculty 01.21.20
College faculty honored with SOCHE Excellence Awards

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education honored three University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences faculty members with excellence awards for their scholarship, teaching and service.

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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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