Industry Connections

Faculty and students collaborate with industry on a daily basis. Among other efforts, KU Geology hosts a thriving industry-academic partnership called The Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium, which provides funding for research where students work directly with the people who can hire them after graduation.

A Balanced Approach

While the laboratory and classroom are key to a KU Geology education, fieldwork remains integral. Undergraduates take required field courses and work out of KU Geology’s permanent field camp in Colorado. Students at all levels can choose between numerous field experiences, including work in Spain, Puerto Rico, Iceland, the western United States and a barrier island off Georgia. New trips are being added all the time.

A Bright Future

KU Geology is now housed in the Earth, Energy and Environment Center, our new geoscience building. The complex integrates geology and petroleum engineering, exploration, environmental science, field, laboratory and analytic experience, scientific research and field applications. KU offered its first geology class nearly 150 years ago and the best is yet to come!

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Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students
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