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The Department of Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign has championed pioneering research and excellent teaching for over a century. We maintain strong programs in many geoscience disciplines, and offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.

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School of Earth, Society & Environment

As one of three departments in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment, we also provide diverse opportunities for interdisciplinary studies.

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Research directions range from ultra-high pressure/temperatures related to the Earth's core to ambient surface conditions to life in extreme conditions. Browse our research to see our current interests. Close connections with related campus programs highlight our interdisciplinary work.

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ResourcesPart of one of the nation's top ten public research universities, we have extensive resources, enabling our students to conduct research at the cutting edge.

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