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Geological Sciences

Department of Geological Sciences

Events and Announcements

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  • Drs. Hagedorn and Becker have been awarded two National Science Foundation grants to study how groundwater from tropical islands affect coral reefs. They are interested in recruiting M.S. students. Read more about project.
  • Ryan Weller and Maia Davis were presented with the John C. Crowell Graduate Award for Masters theses in sedimentology/stratigraphy. Read more about the award and the students.
  • Dr. Matt Becker and his Masters student Adam Hawkins were selected for recognition by the American Geophysical Union's journal Water Resources Research to receive an "2018 Editor's Choice Award". Read more about the selection.
  • Faculty and grad students presented research on faults and tectonic deformation in Southern California at the So. California Earthquake Center. Read more about the presentations.
  • Faculty and graduates edited and wrote papers for a new book: "From the Mountains to the Abyss: The California Borderland as an Archive of Southern California Geologic Evolution" for the Society for Sedimentary Geology. Read more about the book and the students.
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Welcome to The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University Long Beach!

Since 1955, our program has a proud tradition with a continuing commitment in preparing our students for professional careers or further post-graduate education. Our program is based solidly in fundamental geological skills with an emphasis in field experiences. We offer the degrees at both the Bachelor's and Master's level.

We are located 10 minutes from the beach, one hour from the mountains and the San Andreas Fault, and two hours from the desert!

Department Spotlights

Ryan Weller and Maia Davis, winners of the John C. Crowell Graduate Award for Masters theses in sedimentology/stratigraphy

Ryan Weller and Maia Davis


CSULB Geology Club Hosts the First Annual Great Shakeout Event

Great Shakeout crew


Geology students at desk 2015 summer field at SNARL Graduates 2015 Spring Field 2016 Geology graduates 2016 2017 Summer field Geology graduates 2017 Easter Island students Geo 350 First Spring Field Trip Grand Canyon field trip in Summer Ashley, Rick and Jack at the Page museum Ho Tay lake sediment sampling Construction site field training AAPG club field trip Virgin River Gorge field trip Group at the page museum Santa Cruz Island field trip Sediment core sampling in lab IBA Competition Team 2016 Geol 250 in camp Geol 250 Red Rock Canyon mapping

Chair: Dr. Rick Behl,, Hall of Science (HSCI) Room 322, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840, Phone: (562) 985-5850