Parallel First-year Seminars in sociology and geology explored the topic of consumption, presenting their work on the Orange Carpet to students, faculty and staff. Read More
Geology of a Region: New Zealand
Coral studies in the Bahamas
Petrology class in Missouri
Geology of the National Parks
Collecting stalagmite samples in Australia
Examining gypsum floors in Crete
Honors thesis research in W. Australia
Geology Club visits Death Valley
Examining glacial ice bands in New Zealand
Radiogenic isotope research at University of New Mexico
Department of Geology
As the world faces declining natural resources (including potable water and food), climate change, and an increasing population, a geology major provides particularly salient training to address these issues. Additionally, geology majors leave Cornell able to pursue a wide variety of careers within and outside of the sciences.
Field study and research
Field experiences are critical to learning geology. Cornell's One Course At A Time allows us to include field trips in almost every course and to dedicate an entire block in specialized field study courses. We also engage our students in a variety of research projects, often connected to the wide-ranging interests of our faculty.
Cornell's geology department was the first in Iowa, and we are the only liberal arts college in Iowa to offer a four-year degree in geology.