Welcome to Virginia Tech!

Virginia Tech's Department of Geosciences focuses on research, education, and outreach dealing with the nature of the earth. Our students and faculty investigate earth processes at scales that range from atomic to planetary.

Our undergraduate program offers B.S. degrees with Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Earth Sciences Education options.

Our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in one of our many research areas.

Our outreach program also operates the Museum of Geosciences, open to the public and located in 2062 Derring Hall.

Awards and Honors

Michael F. Hochella Jr. recipient of 2016 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award
Patricia M. Dove announced as a Virginia Outstanding Scientist
Patricia M. Dove elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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