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Welcome to Kutztown University's Geology Program!

Kutztown University Geology Faculty


We pride ourselves in being a small program in which every faculty member knows every geology major personally.
We have seven geology faculty, each specializing in one of the major branches of geology.
We have no graduate students -- all classes and all labs are taught by faculty members.
Our students are our primary focus.
Dr. Adrienne Oakley
Environmental
                    Geology students
Kutztown University courses and program
                      requirements


Our geology program requirements were designed student futures in mind.
We prepare our students with enough fundamental understanding of geology to succeed in graduate school, and provide the practical field experience needed to succeed as career geologists.
Our course requirements were chosen to parallel the subjects on the Professional Geologist licensing exam.

Kutztown University Geology undergraduate
                      student research


Our faculty believe that involving undergraduate students in research helps students build a more permanent and thorough understanding of geologic concepts and reasoning.  Research projects require students to pull together knowledge from many different courses, resulting in a more comprehensive view of our world.
Kutztown University does not have a graduate program in geology.  Undergraduate students are our only
focus.
Kutztown students in Henan China doing research

Geology Club at Butte, Montana

Kutztown University Geology program activities



Geology courses Kutztown University seek to make opportunities to get out and explore.
These are some photos from recent Kutztown University Geology field trips.

Kutztown University recent
                    graduates



What can a person do with a degree in Geology? 
Take a look at some of the summer internship opportunities and careers our students have recently pursued.

Ed Tester - recent graduate


Geology Club trip to Machu Picchu 2009

Kutztown University Geology Club



We have a very active Geology Club that travels a lot.
The
Kutztown University Geology Club runs frequent trips to local fossil localities, mineral collecting quarries, and museums.
Geology Club also travels to more distant destinations because the mountains are not going to come to us - we must go to the mountains!  The Geology Club has traveled to Costa Rica and Peru to see volcanoes and beaches.  We've traveled to West Virginia to go white water rafting, to Arizona to see the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and Kentucky for caving. 
The
Geology Club also does philanthropic volunteer work for the community. 


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Kurt Friehauf - June 2013