Geology Program

We pride ourselves on being a small program in which every faculty member knows every geology major personally.

Our students are our primary focus. We have seven geology faculty members, each specializing in one of the major branches of geology. All classes and labs are taught by faculty members.

Our geology program requirements were designed with students' futures in mind. We prepare our students with the fundamental understanding of geology to succeed in graduate school, as well as the practical field experience needed to succeed as career geologists. Our course requirements were chosen to parallel the criteria on the Professional Geologist Licensing Exam.

You can find some of our recent activities on the Kutztown Geology Facebook and Instagram accounts, you can visit us at the STEM Open House events on campus, and you can schedule a visit directly with the Geology faculty and students through our Prospective Student Visits.  

Small group of geology students sitting in a circle on the ground and smiling at the camera

KU Geology Students

KU Geology students enjoying a lively discussion about origins of the molten magma that formed the granite they're sitting on. Time shared with friends exploring geology in the field is one of life's sweetest gifts.


The mission of the Kutztown University Geology Program is to provide students the skills and knowledge necessary to enter graduate school or the Geoscience workforce, with a diverse and innovative curriculum that meets requirements for becoming a licensed professional geologist. Students benefit from personalized academic advising, research mentorship, and access to professional networking and internship opportunities. Combined with providing science literacy through engaging general education courses and socially relevant community outreach, the program addresses STEM workforce needs at the local, regional, and national level by supporting educational attainment and contributing to economic, social, and cultural development.