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We cultivate a liberal arts learning environment that is student-centered, welcoming, and inclusive. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore and expand knowledge and to contribute their talents and abilities to fully engage their communities and world with integrity.
The professors have definitely been helpful and encouraging students to pursue graduate schools or careers. If you want to go into a certain profession they will help you do that. They'll tell you what you need. They do everything they can to really help you through the process. They're not just a research mentor but a life mentor, basically. It's a really great bond that you're able to form with the people who've gone through it before. They've done Ph.D. programs. They've done research. It's really good they're there as a support system for you.Vanessa Orr '14
Classroom in the Field
Fieldwork is essential to a geologist's education. The coursework in Physical Geology includes hands-on experience in the lab and in the field. The department's trips range far and wide, from overnights in Death Valley to the local hiking hotspot of Wildwood Park.