Discover why landscapes differ, why earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, why mountains and oceans exist, or why dinosaurs became extinct? Geologists attempt to answer the questions of why? how? and under what conditions? as well as questions concerning time (when?) and place (where?). Between fieldwork and time in the lab, geology is the process of answering these questions. Discover Geology at UVM.
The study of geology is an expression of curiosity of the world around us.
In the field, and in the lab, our students maintain a mountain view.
Faculty recruit graduate students to work on a variety of funded research programs. See the list of current graduate student research. For project descriptions, visit our faculty members' web pages.
Geology professors at UVM are excited about what they do; our students find it contagious. Pursue your degree guided by faculty mentors who are experts in their fields, and consider getting involved in work that helps the world at large. Be unique on purpose.