A diverse department
The Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Department at Calvin College offers more than just a great learning experience - it guarantees students rich interaction with active professors, deep involvement in various department projects, and opportunities to just have fun with others who wish to learn and apply their knowledge to better God's Earth, in both the natural and social sciences.
- For more information on the origins of geology, geography and environmental studies at Calvin, read Dr. Menninga's "History of Geology at Calvin College".
Faculty with experience
Our faculty are experts in their respective fields and have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and through research publication. We work alongside our students to see their success and offer not only expertise in our fields of study, but knowledge and experience as students look forward to employment or graduate school.
The department has a special emphasis on taking the learning experience beyond the bounds of the classroom. From field trips all around the state to interims in Hawaii, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands, the geology, geography and environmental studies department at Calvin values making the learning process more than just a reading or lecture.