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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

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.

Getting off-campusaagtripmtns

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.

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News and events

  • Join us on Dec. 8 for FYRES Dune Research Presentations in NH 078 at 2:00 PM.
  • GEO Christmas Party! Open event, all majors welcome. December 12th, 3:00 - 5:00PM in GEO common room. If interested Bring a White Elephant Gift to exchange at 4:00PM.
  • A Moon Rock is visiting Calvin College!
  • Exams are coming up, check out the Exam Schedule and don't get caught by surprise!
  • Check out summer research projects in the GEO Department

Department news

  • Be on the look out for faculty reseach proposals and consider applying for a summer research opportunity. Faculty research proposals will be posted here in early February.
  • Fulbright Scholar 2016 Geography Major, Janaya Crevier!
  • GEO Department excellence and happiest on campus!