The department offers wide-ranging geoscience research opportunities including research in the following areas: sedimentology and stratigraphy, seismology, petroleum geology, geophysics, low-temperature geochemistry, geomicrobiology, environmental geology, geochronology, igneous petrology, volcanology, isotope geochemistry, hydrogeology, and paleobiology.

Research facilities used by faculty and students in the department include facilities in Thompson Hall as well as several other facilities both on and off campus. Research projects faculty are currently working on include projects in Kansas and around the world. For more information about specific faculty interests, recent and current projects, and potential undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, see the individual faculty pages.

Student doing lab work