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Department of Geological Sciences

Events and Announcements

  • The Dept. of Geological Sciences is proud to announce that Professor Stan Finney has been elected Secretary General of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) . The 121 nation IUGS is one of the largest non-governmental scientific organizations in the world. Previously, Dr. Finney served as the Chair of the International Commission on Stratigraphy , a key scientific body in the IUGS which precisely defines global units that are the basis for the International Geologic Time Scale. Dr. Finney was elected to his new leadership position at the 35th International Geologic Congress in Cape Town, South Africa this week. Dr. Finney brings this experience and global perspective to the classes that he teaches that include undergraduate Paleontology & Biostratigraphy and a graduate seminar on Integrated Stratigraphy and the Geologic Time Scale.

Welcome to The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University Long Beach!

Our program has a proud 50-year tradition of producing some of the best geologists in Southern California. We have a field-based curriculum and world renowned faculty. We are located 10 minutes from the beach, one hour from the mountains and the San Andreas Fault, and two hours from the desert!

We offer the degrees at the Bachelor's and Master's level. Please look around our website to learn more about us or drop us an email.

Special Graduate Student Announcement

  • The Graduate Advisor is Dr. Lora Stevens (Landon).
  • Dr. Stevens' office is HSCI-306.
Geology student awards Summer field 2015[ Geology graduates 2015 Spring Field 2016 Easter Island students San Gabriel mountains field trip Grand Canyon field trip in Summer Grand Canyon field trip in winter Geology graduates 2014 Ho Tay lake sediment sampling Geology Poster session Construction site field training AAPG Club field trip Virgin River Gorge Zion field trip Geology graduates 2016 Night time hydrology measurements Santa Cruz Island field trip Sediment core sampling in lab IBA Competition Team 2016

Chair: Dr. Stan Finney, Stan.Finney@csulb.edu, Hall of Science (HSCI) Room 300, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840, Phone: (562) 985-4809,