About the Department
Haere mai, nau mai.
Welcome to Geological Sciences.
The Department of Geological Sciences is one of seven academic departments in the University of Canterbury's College of Science. The Department maintains a proud tradition of having research oriented staff who make significant contributions to regional and international scientific knowledge.
Geologically, New Zealand is one of the most active regions of the world as our volcanoes, earthquakes and breathtaking scenery testify. The enormous variety of geological features in New Zealand provides us with the ultimate living laboratory, enabling us to expose our students to a learning experience recognised internationally for its quality.
A degree in geology offers you a very wide range of work environments and a variety of employment matched by few other disciplines. Earth is the only planet we have and sustains all life, we believe understanding its history and how it works should be part of everyone's education!
Come on in.
The main office is located in room 334 on the third floor of the Department.