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Juniata students who study Geology explore sites just minutes from campus that show geology in all of its glory: sedimentary rocks, massive outcroppings, stone structures, caverns, and diverse fossils.

The design of Juniata’s geology curriculum enables graduates the freedom to obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes. Students have access to our rock, fossil, and mineral preparation labs, which include facilities for crushing, cutting, polishing and sectioning samples, and performing grain-size analysis.

Graduates can obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes.

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Juniata students who study Geology explore sites just minutes from campus that show geology in all of its glory: sedimentary rocks, massive outcroppings, stone structures, caverns, and diverse fossils.

The design of Juniata’s geology curriculum enables graduates the freedom to obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes. Students have access to our rock, fossil, and mineral preparation labs, which include facilities for crushing, cutting, polishing and sectioning samples, and performing grain-size analysis.

Graduates can obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes.

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Juniata students who study Geology explore sites just minutes from campus that show geology in all of its glory: sedimentary rocks, massive outcroppings, stone structures, caverns, and diverse fossils.

The design of Juniata’s geology curriculum enables graduates the freedom to obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes. Students have access to our rock, fossil, and mineral preparation labs, which include facilities for crushing, cutting, polishing and sectioning samples, and performing grain-size analysis.

Graduates can obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes.

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Juniata students who study Geology explore sites just minutes from campus that show geology in all of its glory: sedimentary rocks, massive outcroppings, stone structures, caverns, and diverse fossils.

The design of Juniata’s geology curriculum enables graduates the freedom to obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes. Students have access to our rock, fossil, and mineral preparation labs, which include facilities for crushing, cutting, polishing and sectioning samples, and performing grain-size analysis.

Graduates can obtain the Pennsylvania professional geology certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of State without taking extra field camp classes.

 

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    Featured Student

    Hanneliese Scheel

    Geology

    Hanneliese Scheel, has been working with Dr. Katherine Johanesen, associate professor of geology, on research to investigate whether Virtual Reality (VR) can be used to train spatial reasoning skills. These skills are essential in geology as the work often requires three-dimensional visualization and problem-solving. She presented her research plan at Juniata’s Liberal Arts Symposium in 2021 and was supported by the Noyce Scholarship over the summer. The project now has funding from the National Science Foundation and the experiment will be conducted in early 2022

    Featured Student

    Hanneliese Scheel

    Geology

    Hanneliese Scheel, has been working with Dr. Katherine Johanesen, associate professor of geology, on research to investigate whether Virtual Reality (VR) can be used to train spatial reasoning skills. These skills are essential in geology as the work often requires three-dimensional visualization and problem-solving. She presented her research plan at Juniata’s Liberal Arts Symposium in 2021 and was supported by the Noyce Scholarship over the summer. The project now has funding from the National Science Foundation and the experiment will be conducted in early 2022

 

 

  • Featured Course

    Structural Geology

    The study of the deformation of the earth's crust. Field relationships, form, symmetry, and geometry of earth structures are stressed. Concepts of kinematic and dynamic analysis are presented so students are better prepared to interpret the origin of earth structures..

    Featured Course

    Structural Geology

    The study of the deformation of the earth's crust. Field relationships, form, symmetry, and geometry of earth structures are stressed. Concepts of kinematic and dynamic analysis are presented so students are better prepared to interpret the origin of earth structures.

  • Featured Course

    Minerals

    This course explores the building blocks of the Earth: minerals. Students will master mineral identification in hand-specimen and by optical microscope methods to conduct scientific inquiry. Emphasis is placed on mineral classification, crystal structure, chemical composition, physical properties, and stability. We also investigate the role of minerals in society and public policy..

    Featured Course

    Minerals

    This course explores the building blocks of the Earth: minerals. Students will master mineral identification in hand-specimen and by optical microscope methods to conduct scientific inquiry. Emphasis is placed on mineral classification, crystal structure, chemical composition, physical properties, and stability. We also investigate the role of minerals in society and public policy.

  • Featured Course

    Petrography

    The petrographic examination of rocks in hand specimen and under the microscope. Identification of the principal types of igneous and metamorphic rocks and discussion of their chemical and mineralogical characteristics and tectonic setting is emphasized..

    Featured Course

    Petrography

    The petrographic examination of rocks in hand specimen and under the microscope. Identification of the principal types of igneous and metamorphic rocks and discussion of their chemical and mineralogical characteristics and tectonic setting is emphasized.

Remote Field Course

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The RFC is a unique and inspirational opportunity where you can experience the stark beauty of the desert southwest while learning about critical issues facing the region. Join us for class which culminates in a 17-day camping adventure.

Remote Field Course

The RFC is a unique and inspirational opportunity where you can experience the stark beauty of the desert southwest while learning about critical issues facing the region. Join us for class which culminates in a 17-day camping adventure.
bryce canyon photo

Remote Field Course

The RFC is a unique and inspirational opportunity where you can experience the stark beauty of the desert southwest while learning about critical issues facing the region. Join us for class which culminates in a 17-day camping adventure.
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Remote Field Course

The RFC is a unique and inspirational opportunity where you can experience the stark beauty of the desert southwest while learning about critical issues facing the region. Join us for class which culminates in a 17-day camping adventure.
bryce canyon photo

Remote Field Course

The RFC is a unique and inspirational opportunity where you can experience the stark beauty of the desert southwest while learning about critical issues facing the region. Join us for class which culminates in a 17-day camping adventure.
bryce canyon photo

Expedition: Earth

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Expedition: Earth is a field experience course designed for geology students of all levels to promote exposure and engagement with a diverse range of geologic settings.

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Expedition: Earth

Expedition: Earth is a field experience course designed for geology students of all levels to promote exposure and engagement with a diverse range of geologic settings.
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Expedition: Earth

Expedition: Earth is a field experience course designed for geology students of all levels to promote exposure and engagement with a diverse range of geologic settings.
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Expedition: Earth

Expedition: Earth is a field experience course designed for geology students of all levels to promote exposure and engagement with a diverse range of geologic settings.
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Expedition: Earth

Expedition: Earth is a field experience course designed for geology students of all levels to promote exposure and engagement with a diverse range of geologic settings.

An Ideal Location

students study a rock formation

Just minutes from campus, explore 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. In fact, Pennsylvania’s Trail of Geology, maintained by the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, begins in Huntingdon County, which is Juniata’s home.

An Ideal Location

Just minutes from campus, explore 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. In fact, Pennsylvania’s Trail of Geology, maintained by the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, begins in Huntingdon County, which is Juniata’s home.
students study a rock formation

An Ideal Location

Just minutes from campus, explore 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. In fact, Pennsylvania’s Trail of Geology, maintained by the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, begins in Huntingdon County, which is Juniata’s home.
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An Ideal Location

Just minutes from campus, explore 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. In fact, Pennsylvania’s Trail of Geology, maintained by the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, begins in Huntingdon County, which is Juniata’s home.
students study a rock formation

An Ideal Location

Just minutes from campus, explore 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. In fact, Pennsylvania’s Trail of Geology, maintained by the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, begins in Huntingdon County, which is Juniata’s home.
students study a rock formation

Facilities & Equipment

geology student in the lab

As early as sophomore year, Juniata geology students gain access to sophisticated and high-precision instruments including a JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope, an X-Ray 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.

geology student in the lab

Facilities & Equipment

As early as sophomore year, Juniata geology students gain access to sophisticated and high-precision instruments including a JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope, an X-Ray 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.
geology student in the lab

Facilities & Equipment

As early as sophomore year, Juniata geology students gain access to sophisticated and high-precision instruments including a JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope, an X-Ray 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.
geology student in the lab

Facilities & Equipment

As early as sophomore year, Juniata geology students gain access to sophisticated and high-precision instruments including a JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope, an X-Ray 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.
geology student in the lab

Facilities & Equipment

As early as sophomore year, Juniata geology students gain access to sophisticated and high-precision instruments including a JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope, an X-Ray 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.