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welcome to the department of geology

Dependence on our planet’s precious resources is at the forefront of our global consciousness. As a result, geologists will continue to fill a critical role in society and in industry. You will have opportunities to train in earth sciences as an area of specialization and the ability to develop a broad geological knowledge base for a professional career or graduate study.

LUMBERJACK SPOTLIGHT

  • STUDYING PREHISTORIC FORMATIONS WITH ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

    Jacob Meinerts is an SFA graduate student in geology. Currently, he is working in the Lampasas Cut Plain in Central Texas within Fort Hood Military Installation. Jacob is studying carbonate rocks from the Cretaceous era. The delineation of heterogeneous carbonate strata, including detailed mapping and petrographic analyses, will help determine the depositional and diagenetic history of the Edwards Group, unique biozones and the geomorphic evolution of the Owl Mountain Province.  

    Jacob Meinerts, SFA graduate student in geology

    Jacob Meinerts, Class of 2018

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

SFA Geology Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Our goal is to help geology students make the transition from classroom theory to real-world understanding. Weekend field trips and summer field camp provide endless adventures and bring what you’ve learned in the classroom to life. Of course, there’s plenty of camaraderie, too.

SFA Geology Research

Research

Anticipating and adjusting to environmental and global changes requires in-depth research into resources, natural hazards and processes, and human interaction with the Earth. At SFA, you’ll have access to research – even as an undergraduate.

Meet Our Students

  • Danielle Minteer

    Danielle Minteer

    Danielle completed her bachelor’s degree in geology at SFA and is now pursuing her master’s degree. As part of her graduate research, Danielle is using gravity and electrical resistivity techniques to determine the causes of reactivation of a fault line in Montgomery County, Texas.

  • Robert (Bobby) Schoen

    Robert (Bobby) Schoen

    Bobby’s primary interest involves the structural evolution of the Sierra del Carmen in Big Bend National Park. His graduate field work at SFA has revealed tectonic events at Big Bend, including the Laramide orogeny, Tertiary magmatism and Basin and Range extension.

  • Toluwani Soares

    Toluwani Soares

    Toluwani recently completed a summer internship with the Infrastructure/Design division of Texas Parks & Wildlife, where she learned about sustainability, project management and design. During her senior year at SFA, she’ll serve as president of the Association of Petroleum Geologists student chapter.

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  • CONTACT US

    936.468.3701

    geology@sfasu.edu

  • COME SEE US

    Miller Science Building
    1936 North Street

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 13011, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3033

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