The Department of Geological Sciences offers a comprehensive program of courses coupled with appropriate thesis projects leading to the Master of Science in Geology. Within geology, students specialize in any of a number of sub‑disciplines including engineering geology, environmental geochemistry, geology, hydrogeology, marine geology, mineralogy and petrology, paleontology, petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural and field geology, and volcanology. In addition, a formal emphasis in geophysics is available. Students may include in their studies courses offered by other departments at CSULB.
Intersted students are encouraged to contact faculty in their intended areas of study and research. A list of completed MS Thesis titles is also availble. Financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and the Johnson-Conrey Fellowships is also availalble.
Contact the Department Graduate Advisor for general questions regarding the program.