Alumna in the News: Vicki L. Ferrini '95
Senior Research Projects, AY1999-2000 to present
Senior Honors Theses, AY2002-2003 to present
The Jack Kleinman Memorial Award at Colby
Major options and requirements
Course listings in the Department
Faculty and Staff
Spring, 2014 Seminar Schedule
Geology Course Pages
Geology Resource Guide through the Colby Libraries
Internships and Jobs
Maine Geological Survey
Colby's Local Weather forecast (from the National Weather Service)
Current Conditions at Colby (from the Department of Chemistry, courtesy Prof. D. W.King)
Northeast Regional Radar Loop
Portland Local Radar Loop
Chair, W. Herbert Wilson, Leslie B. Arey Professor of the Biosciences; phone: (207) 859-5739
2013-2014 staff: Professors Robert A. Gastaldo and Robert E. Nelson; Assistant Professors Walter A. (Bill) Sullivan and Tasha Dunn, and Visiting Assistant Professor Bruce F. Rueger. Administrative Secretary Alice M. Ridky.
GEOLOGY is the study of the entire Earth. It is the ultimate
interdisciplinary science, in that geologists use knowledge of chemistry,
physics, mathematics and modern biology to understand the physical and
biological history of the entire planet.
Geologists are charged with locating virtually all non-biological resources on
Earth, and are also at the forefront of understanding and mitigating the environmental
impacts of human activities. They are also foremost among the scientists
studying the other planetary bodies of our solar system, as NASA missions to
Mars, Venus, the Moon and Jupiter have demonstrated so vividly in recent years. Through classroom
study, hands-on research experience, and internships, Colby geology majors are
prepared to enter this exciting world either as beginning professionals or
exceptionally well-prepared graduate students.
The department offers two major programs: a Geology major for those planning to enter professional work or go on immediately to graduate study, and a geoscience major more geared towards a general liberal-arts education or science teaching career. A more research-intensive honors program is also offered. Requirements for each of these programs may be found at the Geology Page in the College Catalogue.
Students in Geology at Colby find that the Department is committed to the
principle of "learning by doing." All geology majors at Colby engage in at least
one major research project before graduating, working closely with one or more
faculty mentors in a significant exploration of new knowledge. In recent years,
many students have presented the results of their research at either the
National Annual Meeting or the Northeastern Section Meeting of the
Geological Society of America, as well as other professional venues.
Department of Geology
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