Welcome to the Geology Department at Radford University!

We are a small but full-service program that provides students with a basic framework for a professional career in the field of geology, for graduate studies in geology, or for licensure to teach earth and space science. Although our students enter a wide variety of professions within the field of geology, from volcanology, glaciology to tectonics, we take pride in our Environmental and Engineering Concentration that provides our students with hands-on experience in the technology and equipment that is used in the geotechnical and environmental field. We are located in the beautiful Valley and Ridge of southwest Virginia, and classic rock exposures and research opportunities of wide variety are close to campus. Learn more about the Geology Department »

News & Events

  1. Summer Bridge provides rich and inspiring experience for aspiring women scientists  »


    There was no fishing from the Summer Bridge or dangling one’s feet into the drifting current on a warm sunny day.

  2. RU Geology student earns professional recognition and experience »


    Senior geology major Robert Huber was recognized as a Martin L. Stout Scholarship recipient at the annual meeting of the Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists (AEG). 

  3. Final 2015 Museum of Earth Sciences Lecture probes landmark disappearance »


    Radford University Geology Professor Skip Watts and Geology Lab Coordinator George Stephenson explored the case of the disappearing Mountain Lake for the Museum of the Earth Sciences Lecture on April 7 in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium.

  4. Geology professional association gathering features RU research »


    Radford University geology students and faculty presented talks and poster sessions of original research at the 2015 annual conference of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  5. Sojourn to technological innovator engages RU geology professor »


    For Parvinder Sethi, applying emergent technology to teaching is as much a joy as the landscape that makes up the world's geology.

  6. Regional geology professional association conference features RU presentations »


    Radford University geology students and faculty will present talks or poster sessions of original research at the 68th annual conference of the Southeast Section of the Geological Society of America (GSA) April 10-11 at Virginia Tech.

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