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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 »

  • The GEO department will be de-crosslisting many of our courses. See our Announcements page for more details. This page will be where academic-related news will be posted in the future.
  • We were featured in Chimes! See what GEO students had to say about their Summer Research experience.
  • Academic Advising is October 28-29. Make sure to schedule a meeting with your advisor during this time.
  • Come to one of our seminars! See the schedule here.

Department news

  • We are currently seeking someone to fill an opening for Spring 2015. See the part-time faculty application page if interested in teaching in Calvin's GEO department!
  • We are now accepting applications for Spring Semester jobs.
  • Check out the Spring 2014 Geography Capstone project titles!