Home to active volcanoes, hot springs and glaciers, Iceland is arguably one of the best locations in the world to learn about Geology and to develop a deeper understanding of environmental sustainability issues. Outside the traditional classroom, through a series of 1 to 3-day field projects and site visits, you will learn about sustainable energy use and alternative energy sources, as well as train in basic geological and environmental science field techniques. Apply with the Office of Study Abroad today!
The Geology Department will provide an academically challenging program that welcomes all students into science, encourages them to grow as morally responsible individuals and stewards of the planet, and creates scientifically-informed problem-solvers.
It's not just about rocks!
For those of you that have wondered, "What is geology all about?" the following pages will show you that it's not just about rock classification and banging around with rock hammers. Geology at the University of St. Thomas is about understanding how the Earth works, inside and out, and all that this implies for understanding a whole host of environmental and resource issues.
UST Geology major Sarah Horns and Environmental Science (biology) major Ashley Brundrett poster was selected as Best Undergraduate Student Poster by the Great Lakes Section of SEPM (the Society for Sedimentary Geology)
This article explores the impact that Living Learning Communities (LLC) have had on students and the university. It gives an in depth look at the structure of the Geology LLC course, as well as the students' experiences.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:31:12 +0000Jordan Osterman '11 author
Dozens of Tommies - 44, to be exact - are spending their summer working full-time on research thanks to funding from St. Thomas grants, including Young Scholars, Community-based Research and Sustainability Scholars. The Newsroom caught up with some of these emerging scholars to find out what they're studying, why they're so interested in it, and what it's been like to become dedicated researchers.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:00:41 +0000Jordan Osterman '11 author
A geology major who racked up a huge range of research and teaching experience at St. Thomas, Nick Hermann '13 went on to Vanderbilt University for a master’s, worked at NASA and for the Bureau of Land Management, and now helps Pilot Gold track down gold in Arizona.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:07:08 +0000Sarah Pranadjaja author
This week's professional notes include faculty Bernard Brady, Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, David Kelley, Lisa Lamb, Bhabani Misra, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn, Thomas Hickson, Jeni McDermott and Kevin Theissen; staff Vern Klobassa, David Lemon, James Rogers, Eric Stevens, Artika Tyner, Dia Yang and Dining Services; and students Emma Rinn, Jenna Abrahamson, Elliot Allen, Erika Bjorkman, Luke Loveall.