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Prospective Undergraduate Students

The Geology Department offers a broad curriculum that prepares students for more advanced graduate study in the geosciences and for employment immediately after graduation. Most of our students go on to graduate school or directly enter careers in environmental, mining, and petroleum.

Our undergraduate program is hands-on, with opportunities for field work and undergraduate research. For many students, the highlight of their undergraduate experience is the department's six-week summer field school based in Canon City, Colorado. Projects include field mapping in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, pollution monitoring of streams in the Colorado Plateau, and field trips to Utah and New Mexico. Students gain valuable experience with both traditional and computer-based mapping tools.

Please fill out this form to request additional information pertaining to our program or general information about Geology as a career.


The Department of Geology has two professors who advise majors and minors. Who you should contact is determined by the first letter of your last name. 

If your last name begins with A-J, contact Dr. Rob Hawman for advisement. Dr. Hawman's office is in Room B6 of the Geography-Geology Building, in the basement, at the bottom of the central staircase. He can be reached by phone at (706)-542-2398 or e-mail at 

Last names beginning with K through Z, contact Dr. Paul Schroeder for advisement. Dr. Schroeder's office is in Room 329 of the Geography-Geology Building. He may be reached by phone (706) 542-2384 or e-mail

Your gift helps to fund research, travel, and field experience for students and faculty.