Field work

About our Department

The Department of Geology has been at K-State since 1946, teaching students about the Earth through a combination of field work, laboratory approaches, and modeling methods.

Learn more about Geology

The Department of Geology at K-State has a long, rich history and an engaged and supportive alumni network. Our faculty are accomplished instructors who actively publish their research and secure funding to support internationally-recognized research programs. Our undergraduate and graduate students have many opportunities to compete for prestigious national scholarships and awards from various institutions and agencies.

Continue exploring our site to learn more about our department and why a career in Geology may be right for you.

Meet some of our students

Geology Student Organizations

Our department is home to the K-State Geology Club and the combined AAPG-SEG student chapters. The students in these organizations lead outreach events with K-12 students, go on outdoor adventures together, and more. If you are interested in joining these student organizations, please get in touch with their members or inquire with faculty. For the 2023-2024 academic year, Celine Mazzella and Adrian Davila will serve as the president and vice president, respectively, of the Williston Geology Club, with Dr. Karin Goldberg as the Geology Club faculty advisor; and Papa Owusu is the president of the AAPG/SEG student chapter, with Dr. Raef as the AAPG-SEG faculty advisor. Ask today how you can get involved!

Check out the News and Events section!

You don't want to miss out, right? Of quartz not! Here we have listed the current semester seminar schedule featuring guest speakers, Geo-on-the-Go (including a virtual Geology education series, our e-Newsletter, and social media) and acknowledgements of our students and faculty achievements.