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Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies at Calvin

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.

Faculty with experience

From a petrologist working in Alaska to a professor of geography from Ethiopia, the geology, geography and environmental studies department at Calvin hosts a wide array of faculty with experience in the fields of geomorphology, historical geology, and environmental science.


Traveling abroad

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, Kenya, and New Zealand, the geology, geography and environmental studies department at Calvin values making the learning process more than just a reading or lecture.

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News and events »

  • Join us in the CFAC on April 8th for our annual viewing of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Tickets are available through the box office.
  • English Professor Deb Rienstra visited our Dice Museum, and you should too! Here is what she had to say about the experience.
  • Check out the upcoming seminars!
  • Need to take a Natural World Core class, but don't know what? Take a GEO course!
  • Dr. Clarence Menninga, Professor Emeritus of Geology, is preparing his research on the Allende meteorite for publication.

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