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Our programs give students the chance to study complex geosystems and spatial patterns around the globe and in our backyard. From field geology to global climate change, our undergraduate and graduate programs in Geology, Geography and Environmental Geoscience offer countless opportunities to dig down deep or take you far across the planet.

What the Trees Tell Us About Past Climate

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.  

WVU receives gift from Appalachian Geological Society (AGS)

The Appalachian Geological Society (AGS) presented a gift of support for Geology students at the recent AGS meeting on the WVU campus. Ray Boswell, a WVU Geology Alumni was the featured speaker.


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.

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.
Kassandra Colon

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Student Organizations

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

Check out our student organizations.


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. 

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