About Us

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at a glance:

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  • Ranked in the top 25 Geoscience Departments by U.S. News and World Report.
  • 17 academic faculty members and lecturers, two teaching faculty, 10 research faculty, and four support staff.
  • Total research budget of $4M from government and industry research contracts.
  • Three large research centers.
  • Cutting-edge laboratory infrastructure.
  • 150 undergraduate and over 200 graduate students.
  • The Geological Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org.
  • High placement rates of graduates in industry, academia, and government.
  • Very loyal alumni and supporters - they donated over $1M to the Department in 2012.
  • Worldwide collaborations with research institutes and universities.
  • Research partnerships with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Colorado Geological Survey.
  • One of the best geology museums in the country.
  • The most comprehensive ore deposits collection in any U.S. educational institution.
  • A geology trail on campus, which includes a National Park Service designated fossil area.


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