If you are interested in the environment, energy resources, global climate change, volcanoes, dinosaurs, mountains, earthquakes, or the nature of the landscape outside of your window, Geology may be the home for you. Geology is the study of the earth and modern geology engages in understanding complex Earth systems and goes well beyond identifying rocks, minerals, or fossils.
The Geology Program in the Department of Geography/Geology at UNO is dedicated to educating students in the Geological Sciences. This program prepares students for a variety of careers, but in particular, working in the geosciences field. This would include working in the growing environmental, energy, and minerals industries, in the policy making and education areas, as well as being prepared to continue on to graduate school. Our faculty are known in the region for their expertise in the geology of the Midwest, structural geology, vertebrate paleontology, geochemistry, geoarchaeology, and global climate change. All faculty in the Geology program have active research in such diverse areas as western Nebraska, the western United States, the Arctic, the Himalayas, and the Middle East. Faculty encourage undergraduates to participate in their research and such participation has led to co-authored research publications and presentations by students at scientific meetings. The faculty are dedicated to having undergraduates participate in original geologic research and this philosophy is embedded throughout the curriculum. We would be delighted to talk with you about your interest in Geology and would be happy to discuss a possible major in this dynamic, growing field.