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Geological Sciences

Department of Geological Sciences

Events and Announcements

  • At the April Los Angeles Basin Geological Society (LAGBS) meeting, Ian McGregor presented his work on "Quaternary uplift and folding in the Santa Maria Basin". At the same meeting two CSULB students, Carl Jung and Megan Mortimer-Lamb, received LABGS scholarships. Read more about Ian's presentation and the student scholarships.
  • In April, the Geology Department hosted the 2019 joint conference of the Pacific Sections of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Sedimentary Geology and the Society of Exploration Geophysicist. CSULB award winners included: Leo Giannetta, Megan Mortimer-Lamb, Courtney Marshall, Nicky Oliver and Yannik Wirtz. Read more about the awards that students won.
  • Lora Stevens-Landon successfully co-authored a $1M NSF-S-STEM grant Read more about the grant.
  • Several students authored publications in 2018-19, including: Tanya (Zefrjahn) Brosnan, Merik Ruane, Natalie Clarke, Kristen (Gray) Faulkner, Kelsy Doiron and A.J White. Read more about the papers.
  • In March, the Geology Department hosted the South Coast Geological Society meeting. Dr. Nate Onderdonk, Ph.D. presented his recent neotectonic research. Read more about the SCGS meeting.

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

Dr. Lora Stevens-Landon was awarded the 2019 CSULB Distinguished Faculty Advising Award

Dr. Lora Stevens-Landon


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