Studies that Rock!

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.

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 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.

Department Highlights

ConocoPhillips donation kick-starts the Student Field Experiences Fund

Student Field Experiences FundConocoPhillips recently made a $40,000 donation to the department to help start the Field Experiences Fund, a fund used to subsidize geology course laboratory fees that are used to cover the logistical costs of field experiences in the geological sciences curriculum.

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2016 Core Workshop


Core WorkshopThe UAA Annual Core Workshop featured presentations by UAA students, largely junior-level undergraduates who have spent the last three weeks describing the rock core as part of their Stratigraphy course.

Learn more about the 2016 Core Workshop

On to the Future Award

Sydney Souza


Geological Sciences student Sydney Souza, was awarded the On to the Future scholarship to attend the Annual Geological Society of America (GSA) Meeting held in Denver, CO from Sept. 24th to Sept. 27th, 2016.

Learn more about Sydney's GSA journey.


Duricka and House
If you have questions about the Geology program, contact the Academic Advisors for the College of Arts and Sciences:
Deborah Duricka, Ph.D.
(907) 786-4710
David House
(907) 786-4378 
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged.

Department of Geological Sciences
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, CPSB 101
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Telephone: (907) 786-1298

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