The Geology Department

The Allegheny Geology Department emphasizes a close, hands-on approach with lots of field experiences. We have a small student-faculty ratio with a supportive atmosphere and we are committed to providing students with an outstanding foundation in the geosciences.

Allegheny College Geology Junior Seminar 2019: Geology of the Llano Uplift

In March, 2018, the Department’s juniors took a field trip to Texas to study ancient rock outcrops near Llano, TX and the Gulf Coast. The trip was led by Profs. Matt Carter and Rachel O’Brien with collaboration with Dr. Andr√© Droxler (Rice University). This video was produced by one of the attending students, Lauren Kanavy.

Geology Department Highlights:

  • Over 95% success of geology graduates for jobs and graduate school acceptance
  • Allegheny is highly recommended for study in geology by Ruggs
  • The Geology Department ranks in the top 5% in eventual Ph.Ds.
Minor in Geology