The Department of Geology & Geography is a vibrant,exciting academic unit with 27 faculty FTEs ranging across the physical and social sciences. The department secures significant external funding, teaches thousands of undergraduates, generates high  numbers of PhDs, and provides invaluable service to the university.

Bachelors degrees are offered in Geology, Geography and Environmental Geoscience. The Geology and Geography programs each offer masters and doctoral degrees. The Department currently mentors over 173 undergraduate majors and supports 40 graduate teaching assistants, 20 graduate research assistants, three graduate fellows, and 21 non-funded graduate students.

G&G Research

Faculty in G&G are research productive and conduct their work all around the world.

Most projects address issues fundamental to the Mountain State, including petroleum and natural gas recovery, carbon sequestration, water supply and quality, natural resource mapping, plant ecology, rural health, economic and social  development, electoral politics, and geospatial data delivery.

G&G Teaching

Geology and Geography is an innovative, creative and engaging place for students to learn about the earth and its people, spaces and places.

G&G Service

Geology and Geography provides quality service to the university, its community and nation. Faculty serve in many important roles across WVU.

Department Chair:

Dr. Steve Kite Steve dot Kite at Mail dot Wvu dot edu

Associate Chair,Geology:

Dr. Helen Lang Helen dot Lang at mail dot wvu dot edu

Associate Chair,Geography:

Dr. Brent McCusker brent dot mccusker at cloud dot .com