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Our programs give you the chance to explore the past, present and future. From paleontology to sustainability to urban planning, your studies might dig down deep or take you far across the planet.

Kassandra Colon

Student Spotlight

Geography student named WVU's 24th Truman Scholar
Kassandra Colón is committed to improving cultural representation in the classroom through her research.

Read more about her initiative.

What's the weather like?

Heating Up - WVU Research Magazine Cover 

Through tree rings, Professor Amy Hessl has reconstructed climate histories dating back to the first millennium in Mongolia. Currently, she’s engaged in a federally funded project to reconstruct a 2,000-year climate history of the Southern Hemisphere.

Read WVU Magazine. 

Research Spotlight

Shelby Isom 

Trekking to the top

Geology PhD student Shelby Isom investigates volcanic processes during the emplacement of lava. 

Learn more about her research.  
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WVU receives $8.2 million software gift from LMKR

The software will support energy geology coursework and research.


Unearthing an ice age in the African desert

A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by WVU geologists Graham Andrews and Sarah Brown.

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Student Organizations

We offer several student organizations to help you make the most of of your education.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Selected students are awarded a $3,500 stipend for eight weeks of mentored research. An additional $2,000 is available for travel to a professional conference or for supplies.

Explore internship opportunities.


We invite speakers from around the world to talk with students and faculty within the department. 
Colloquia are held on Friday at 2 p.m. in 325 Brooks Hall during the fall and spring semesters. All talks are free, and most are open to the public.

Plan to attend.


Brooks Weather Station

Live WVU Weather Station

The Brooks Hall weather station obtains real-time meteorological data for teaching and research in physical geography, and it presents current weather conditions on campus. It was the first weather station bought with NSF funding. 

View Current Weather on Wunderground

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