Department of Earth Sciences
Geology majors, accompanied by Dr. Jim Connors, do research at Field Camp during the summer of 2011.
The Geology program at the University of South Alabama prepares graduates to enter the scientific workforce or to continue their
studies at graduate school. Our program is justifiably well known for its integration of education and research opportunities.
Many courses offer field trips that permit hands-on experience with some of the theoretical concepts discussed in lectures. In
the past few years, field trips have been conducted to Texas (igneous/metamorphic petrology), northern Alabama (structural geology),
central Alabama (stratigraphy), western Alabama (sedimentary petrology) and central Florida (mineralogy). Additional trips have been
taken to Newfoundland and western Canada, the Grand Canyon, Central America, Mexico, Ireland and New Zealand. Our courses also take
advantage of the University of South Alabama's proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. We are located less than an hour away from some of
the World's most spectacular modern depositional environments (e.g., barrier islands, Mobile Delta, Mobile Bay). Several of the faculty
conduct research in this area (and elsewhere) and invite undergraduates to participate with them.
Want to learn more? Interested in a degree and career in Geology?
Email any one of our faculty members to begin your adventure!