- Department Overview
- Geological Engineering
- Geology and Geophysics
- Petroleum Engineering
- Student Organizations and Honor Societies
- Prospective Graduate Students
- Mines and Metallurgy Academy
A natural fit
If you want to learn about the Earth, its natural resources, and how to make Earth a better place for people, then our degree programs may be a great fit for you!
- *NEW* Progress made in particle gel research - February 5, 2018
- Dr. David Borrok Named Chair of GGPE
- GGPE 2016 Newsletter
- GGPE Student Yuanyuan Xia Wins Prestigious SEG Award
- Dunn-Norman champions exchange program
- GGPE Faculty Receives NASA Grant
- New professors join the Geology & Geophysics faculty: Dr. Locmelis & Dr. Obrist Farner
What should you study?
Work in the areas of environmental protection, geo-technical engineering and geo-technics, geological hazards, GIS, and energy and minerals. The 21st century will be a time of conflict between the use of Earth's resources and the need for environmental protection. Geological engineers will be uniquely positioned to address the problems associated with this conflict.
Work in the areas of well-drilling and completion, oil and gas evaluation and production, reservoir evaluation and future production prediction. Modern experimental and computational tools are utilized to study the technology of well-logging, testing, and stimulation; reservoir characterization; secondary and enhanced recovery processes; as well as geology.
Geologists and Geophysicists
Are in high demand around the country and across the world. Some of their responsibilities include understanding the formation, structure, and evolution of the earth and other planets; exploring for oil, gas, minerals, and other natural resources; predicting natural hazards; and protecting the environment.