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A wide variety of research opportunities

There’s more to the college experience than labs and lectures. As a geology major, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty – literally. Whether you’re collaborating with your fellow Lumberjacks on a research project or helping your professors solve a real-world problem, you’ll gain valuable experience and take a deeper dive into the geology topics that interest you most, from geochemistry and hydrology to petrology, structural geology and metamorphic geochronology.

Faculty research

Our caring, dedicated faculty members are actively engaged in a variety of projects throughout the year, and they regularly attend geology conferences, seminars and expositions to share their latest discoveries.

SFA’s geology professors represent a diverse range of specializations and research interests, including:

  • Environmental aqueous geochemistry
  • Karst hydrogeology
  • Earthquake seismology
  • Seismotectonics
  • Karst geohazards
  • Environmental geophysics
  • Coastal sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Plate tectonics
  • Rock tectonics
  • Geologic field mapping

Student research  

Our students have opportunities to deepen their understanding and gain hands-on experience by participating in a variety of research projects. During your time as a geology student, you’ll work one-on-one with professors who share your research interests – and you’ll even have the opportunity to present your research projects at a variety of conferences and seminars, including the annual American Association of Petroleum Geologists convention and a sectional meeting of the Geological Society of America. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the Imperial Barrel Awards competition.

Examples of past and current student research areas include:

  • Environmental aqueous geochemistry
  • Karst hydrogeology
  • Earthquake seismology
  • Seismotectonics
  • Karst geohazards
  • Environmental geophysics
  • Coastal sedimentology
  • Sequence stratigraphy
  • Geologic field mapping

 

Contact

Department of Geology
936.468.3701
geology@sfasu.edu

Physical Address:
Miller Science Building 
Room 301

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

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