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Geology and Environmental Geoscience

Geology and Environmental Geoscience

Gain an understanding of geological features and processes that shape our Earth through Geology and Environmental Geosciences.

As a geoscientist, you will study the relationship between Earth’s systems in the classroom, in the lab, and in DePauw's renowned Nature Park. Seek substantive solutions to real-world problems such as dwindling natural resources, contamination of air, water and soil, and the effects of global climate change.

Danielle Sommerman ’25

DePauw professors genuinely care about you, your well-being and your academic journey. -Danielle Sommerman ’25


Prof and students in Nature Park

Internships Students Have Participated In:

  • Wyoming Dinosaur Center

  • Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  • National Park Service

  • IGS Energy

  • Newmont Mining

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Stantec

  • Mundell & Associates

  • Geosyntec Consultants

  • National Science Foundation REU program

Graduate Programs

Graduate schools students have attended:

  • Stanford University

  • University of Copenhagen

  • Colorado School of Mines

  • The University of Texas at Austin

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Ohio University

  • Indiana University

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Michigan Tech University

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison

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  • Ken Brown, Ph.D., Miami University. Research interests: geochemistry of magmatic systems, chemical and spatial analysis of environmental contaminants, applications of geochronology.
  • Tim Cope, Ph.D., Stanford University. Research Interests: stratigraphy, drone photogrammetry and GIS, tectonics of east Asia and western North America.
  • Scott Wilkerson, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Research interest: 3-D modeling and augmented reality, 2-D and 3-D geometry of fault-related folds, structural geology of fold and thrust belts.