Aug 04, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Department of Geology

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Wesley A. Brown, chair
Miller Science Building, Room 301
Phone: (936) 468-3701
Fax: (936) 468-2437
P.O. Box 13011, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


Wesley A. Brown, R. LaRell Nielson

Associate Professor
Kevin W. Stafford

Assistant Professors
Julie M. Bloxson, Melinda Shaw Faulkner, Liane M. Stevens

Patricia S. Sharp

Lecturer, Lab Coordinator
Wesley L. Turner


Studies and training in geology are designed:

  • to give students an understanding of the methods of science and the fundamentals of Earth science as they relate to the physical environment and our dependence on Earth resources, such as minerals, rocks, fuels, ores and water
  • to give prospective science students the fundamentals of geology as a foundation for other science studies
  • to provide training in geology and related Earth sciences as an area of specialization for prospective elementary and secondary school teachers
  • and to provide geology majors with a broad foundation in geology for future professional work or graduate study.

Student Organizations

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
  • Geology Student Association
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon

Definition of Majors and Minors

Students wishing to choose geology as a major should consult the advisor of the department early in their university career. The geology program includes a required core curriculum for all majors plus additional courses from a choice of two options: the general geology option and the environmental geology option. Therefore, no single curriculum can be listed for all majors.



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