Studies that Rock!
The Department of Geological Sciences strives to involve our students in all aspects of geology. From our exciting courses in the field and in the classroom, our students are engaged in understanding the processes of the earth.Learn More about UAA Geological Sciences
At UAA, we strive to involve our students in all aspects of geology. Our Geological Sciences faculty are highly motivated and excited to share both their knowledge and their passion for the geologic sciences with you. Because the University of Alaska-Anchorage is located within an active tectonic margin, the Geological Sciences Department has focused on fusing a traditional classroom/laboratory education with field work. Thus, students who enjoy working outdoors, have a strong scientific background, and are interested in earth processes will find studying geology or environmental geology at UAA intriguing and rewarding. Nowhere else in the U.S. will you find active plate tectonics, erupting volcanoes and calving glaciers-all within driving distance of North America's largest mountain and right outside UAA's front door.
AIPG AWARDS 2015
The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) awarded UAA Geological Sciences students Anna Stanczyk and Chloe Ivanoff each with a $1,000 scholarship to help assist with their educational costs.Learn More about AIPG Scholarship Awards