In the heart of a dynamic geologic environment

Geology is the study of Earth and other planetary bodies; their composition, structure, and evolution. The Portland State University Geology Department excels at both teaching and research, partnering with local businesses, government, regional universities and K-12 schools. We are situated in the Pacific Northwest, a dynamic geologic environment. We capitalize on our unique location and the diversity of our faculty and student body. 

Geology class on a field trip

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Our mission here in the PSU Geology Department is to educate, build community, and provide a pathway for our students to a successful career. Your gift supports our students and faculty.