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2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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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
Email: geology@sfasu.edu
Web: sfasu.edu/geology


Wesley A. Brown, R. LaRell Nielson, Kevin W. Stafford

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

Michael T. Read

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
  • Geology Student Association
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon

Definition of Majors and Minors

The Department of Geology offers a minor to nonmajors or a geoscience concentration for geology majors. The geology minor or geosciences concentration is at least 18 semester hours but not more than 24 semester hours with at least nine advanced hours and at least six advanced hours at SFA.


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