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Department of Geology and Earth Science

Image of an Earthquake SeismogramImage of California State Gem - BenitoiteImage of California State Fossil - Saber-tooth catImage of Oil Derrick at SunsetPhotograph of Lassen Volcanic Eruption of 1915Photo of students taking notes at field trip stopGeologic Map of California
What is geology?Group Photo of Class at Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley

Geology is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it.

Why should I be interested in geology?

Geology is the study of the earth, We live on the earth. Look at recent stories in the news. Rising oil prices, tsunamis, earthquakes, global warming, flooding, and groundwater pollution. All involve geology. To understand the world in which we live we need to understand geology.​

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