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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 Thursday, December 4 at 2:00pm in NH078 to hear six presentations about different research projects on west Michigan coastal dunes from FYRES students.
  • 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.
  • Exam treats will be in the GEO Lounge on December 9. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Come to one of our seminars! See the schedule here.

Department news

  • We are now accepting applications for Spring Semester jobs.
  • Check out the Spring 2014 Geography Capstone project titles!