Environment: Just minutes from campus, explores sites that show geology in all of its glory; sedimentary
rocks, massive outcroppings, stone structures, caverns, and diverse fossils. Indeed, our region is ideal for studying Geology.
Course Design: The curriculum design allows graduates the freedom to obtain the Pennsylvania professional
geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra
field camp classes. This is a time and cost savings benefit for out graduates.
Facilities: As early as sophomore year, Juniata geology students gain access to sophisticated
and high-precision instruments including a JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope, an X0Ray
diffractometer, Zeiss and Leitz petrographic microscopes, and more. Students also
have ready access to our rock, fossil, and mineral preparation labs, which include facilities for crushing, cutting, polishing and sectioning samples,
and performing grain-size analyses.