Department of Geosciences

Geosciences at The University of Akron

In the Geosciences Program at The University of Akron, our professors provide many learning opportunities unique to UA students with modern instrumentation for geologic and environmental research.

Our research covers hydrogeology, paleoclimate reconstruction, climate change, sedimentology, geochemistry, geobiology, and geochemistry.

Degrees we offer

Undergraduate: We offer bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, and students can participate in Honors College programs in coordination with the geology program.

Graduate students: We offer degrees in Geology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science. Each area offers a wide range of research opportunities.

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Field Camp offered by The University of Akron

Geology Field Camp

The University of Akron's Geology Field Camp is typically offered each summer in South Dakota & Wyoming. The five-week camp is broken into two 3-credit parts. Field Camp II is not offered every year, therefore, if you are interested, please contact Field Camp faculty.

Geosciences at The University of Akron

Jobs and careers

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Student opportunities

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Giving to Geosciences

Support from alumni and friends – like YOU – is an investment in UA students!

Your gift can go towards scholarships or field camps, supports our students and removes financial hardships. Unrestricted gifts to the department funds updates to our labs and enrich programming.

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GeoZips in the News

Geosciences Professor Awarded NSF Grant for Earthquake-Related Research  

Dr. Caleb Holyoke, associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Graduate students showcase their research

Conferences provide a platform for students to share their findings with the wider scientific community.

Student research presented at national GSA meeting

Graduate student Madison Wood and undergraduate students Madison Isaac and Hailey Connor presented their research at the recent national Geological Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, on Oct. 15-18, 2023.

Geology Graduate Student Wins Research Award

UA's Graduate School hosted Graduate Student Research Day. The second place winner was M.S. Geology graduate student Matt Rechenberg.

Geology student recognized with scholarship

Nina White was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for academic excellence.

Thomas Quick designed and built new Data Loggers

Thomas Quick, associate professor of instruction in the Dept. of Geosciences, has designed and built several ZRA data loggers.

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Contact Us

Department of Geosciences
Crouse Hall (map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4101
330 972-7630