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Virginia Tech's Department of Geosciences focuses on research, education, and outreach dealing with the nature of the earth. Our students and faculty investigate earth processes at scales that range from atomic to planetary. Our undergraduate program offers B.S. degrees with Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Earth Sciences Education options and our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in one of our many research areas. Our department also operates the Museum of Geosciences, open to the public and located in 2062 Derring Hall.


Museum of Geosciences Public Lecture

Coastal Detectives: reading the clues from earthquakes and tsunamis in coastal deposits.

Dr. Tina Dura, VT Geosciences.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm in Derring Hall

Learn more here.

Optional registration appreciated using this form or email

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Visit the Museum of Geosciences

Interested in the Study Abroad program? See the surroundings of our facility, The Steger Center for International Scholarship, in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland from a drone's perspective below.

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Learn more about the Steger Center here .

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Our department benefits greatly from donations from its alumni, corporate sponsors, and friends.