About geology at the University of St. ThomasGeologists
study the Earth, not as a static lump of rock, but as a dynamic,
changing system with a long, deep, and rich history. The science of
geology focuses on the processes that have sculpted and continue to
shape the planet and its life. The Department of Geology seeks to
provide a solid foundation in the Earth sciences for its majors,
preparing them for a variety of career paths.
The geology curriculum has been designed to provide students with a
solid core, but with sufficient flexibility to allow students with
particular interests to pursue a more customized program. At the heart
of this program is the field laboratory experience, a fundamental and
basic component of a St. Thomas geoscience degree. Department faculty
emphasize the fact that geology must be learned in the field and as a
result offer field laboratory experiences in all courses that extend
from a short afternoon trip to a multi-week field course on field
methods and regional geology. Majors will visit many of the
geologically significant localities throughout the upper Midwest as
part of their program.
Jessie's research lies primarily in basin analysis with a biogeochemistry flavor. She recently completed a project in Tertiary transtensional lacustrine basins in the Lake Mead region of Nevada.
Hoping to inform the residents in the PLSL
Watershed District about fertilizers and other contaminants washing into the
lake, Nick is carefully analyzing geochemical data from sediment cores from
Lower Prior Lake.
Jane’s research focuses
primarily on basin analysis and lacustrine carbonate sedimentology in
the Lake Mead region of Southern Nevada.
J-TERM 2014!! Geology in the desert southwest. Regional Geology and Field Methods (GEOL 260)
Looking for something fun to do over J-Term 2014 and want to earn credit at the same time? Do you enjoy camping and exploring new and exciting places?
Sign up for GEOL 260: Regional Geology and Field Methods and spend J-Term camping around and learning about the desert Southwest!
Fall 2013 GEOL 320 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Eager to learn more about earth processes?
Consider enrolling in GEOL 320.