Monday, July 26, 2010


Welcome to the Department of Geology at the University of Cincinnati, a nationally ranked department with high-caliber faculty and a strong research reputation.

Geology is an interdisciplinary science that emphasizes the study of major Earth systems and how they are connected. We teach and conduct research in a variety of areas in the geosciences including:

  • Paleontology — Paleobiology, evolutionary paleoecology. Our paleontology program is ranked 6th in the nation!
  • Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology — Glacial geology, Quaternary geochronology, fluvial and slope processes, desert geomorphology, tectonic geomorphology.
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy — Sequence stratigraphy, geology of shales, geochemical records of Earth history.
  • Tectonics — Mountain building, volcanism.
  • Environmental Geology — Groundwater studies, landslide and seismic hazard mitigation.

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