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Undergraduate students and faculty pause during an annual Field Camp experience.

Our students come from all over the world and have a wide range of backgrounds and interests. However, they share a fascination with the earth and a desire to develop a career around this interest.

Undergraduate Students


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A team of geologists on a bobsled stop to photograph a penguin.



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Graduate students and faculty from Geosciences on a class field experience.

The sense of camaraderie and community—both scientific and social—among our graduate students is something that sets Penn State Geosciences apart from our peers.

Graduate Students


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Faculty members from the Department of Geosciences.

Our faculty are leaders in their disciplines and transdisciplinary scientists working at the cutting edge. They are caring teachers. They are approachable. Our faculty help students build foundations in fundamental and interdisciplinary studies and inspire them to achieve at the highest levels.


Sedimentary Geology

The Sedimentary Geology group at Penn State provides expertise in sedimentology (Hajek, Slingerland & Arthur), stratigraphy (Bice, Bralower, Hajek & Patzkowsky), sedimentary geochemistry (Arthur,

Sedimentary Geology
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