“I chose Juniata because of the partnerships that students develop with their professors. This is especially true with the geology department. The students and professors take weekend field trips together a few times a year.”

Tanner Martz ’18
GEOLOGY

A Distinct Experience

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Outcomes

Our graduates who seek entry-level positions directly related to their degrees are typically hired within weeks of graduation. And, 100 percent of our graduates who apply to graduate schools to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees are admitted with full funding. Many have been awarded prestigious fellowships.

    • Nicholas Allin & Shanna Law ‘16
    • are pursuing master’s degrees in geology and geochemistry, respectively, at Montana Tech in Butte, Mont.
    • Jenna Faith ‘17
    • is pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Texas El Paso.
    • Garrett Lavelle ‘16
    • is employed at Environmental Products and Services in Williston, Vt.
    • Kristin Kopera ‘17
    • is pursuing her master’s degree at Wright State University.
    • Joe Orso
    • is pursuing his master’s degree at Iowa State University.

Faculty

In the geology department, 100 percent of faculty have earned Ph.D.s and, although they are practicing paleontologists and geochemists, they are, first and foremost, professors. They’ve published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Mineralium Deposita, Geology, and Economic Geology. Their work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and NASA. To read more about the geology faculty of Juniata, visit: www.juniata.edu/geology

“I like studying geology at Juniata because the professors are very knowledgeable, we spend a lot of time in the field applying what we have learned in class.”

David Knecht ’15

Student Opportunities

Remote Field Course: Join Juniata’s Remote Field Course and learn geology, ecology, psychology, anthropology, physics, and other disciplines in various locations in the western U.S.

Study Abroad: India, Ecuador, England, New Zealand, Germany, and Australia are popular sites to study geology abroad. But don’t limit yourself. Juniata has programs on every continent except Antarctica.

Internships: In the past two years, geology students from Juniata have interned at the Environmental Protection Agency, Lincoln Caverns, and the American Museum of Natural History in New York, N.Y. Several have also interned on summer undergraduate research projects with geology faculty.

Undergraduate Research: In the last decade, Juniata geology faculty have published more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles with student co-authors. They’ve presented more than 32 times at conferences. Students also routinely present their research findings at Geological Society of America professional meetings and at Juniata’s Liberal Arts Symposium. Recent examples: Carl Pollard ‘17, “Determining the Relationship of Land Use Practices to Sedimentation Rates in Adjacent Creeks,” Samuel Zucker ‘17, “Petrology of the Edmonds Utramafic Body in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.”