Greetings! Welcome to Auburn University’s Department of Geosciences web site! We hope that past, present, and potential students, as well as other friends, benefit from the information contained herein.
Previously distinct units in separate colleges, the departments of Geology and Geography merged to form a single small but vibrant department within the College of Sciences and Mathematics in 1999. The department currently includes 14 faculty members, ten in Geology and four in Geography, who direct the studies of approximately 70 undergraduate majors and approximately 30 graduate students. We offer BS and MS degrees in both Geology and Geography.
Geology faculty, currently housed in Petrie Hall, have a broad range of interests and provide instruction and research opportunities for undergraduates and graduates in areas of both traditional and environmental geosciences. Geography faculty, currently housed in Haley Center, also hold diverse interests, providing opportunities for students to specialize in both cultural and physical geography with a strong emphasis on geospatial analysis (GIS and remote sensing).
Career opportunities in Geology and Geography are diverse and, in recent years, have grown substantially. Departmental alumni are distinguishing themselves in a wide variety of careers in industry, academics, and with governmental agencies. We are proud of their success and grateful for their continuing support that allows the department in various ways to meet the educational needs of our students.
Dr. Mark Steltenpohl
Professor and Chair