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    Slippery Rock University
  Jan 21, 2018
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Geography, Geology, and the Environment

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Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Office: 319 Advanced Technology and Science Hall
Phone: 724-738-2048



Department Chair
Michael Zieg

Department Secretary
Cindy Schnur

Patrick Burkhart, Patricia Campbell, Xianfeng Chen, Stentor Danielson, Heike Hartmann,  Jack Livingston, Brian Miller, Tamra Schiappa, Langdon Smith, Julie Snow, Michael Stapleton, Jialing Wang, Michael Zieg


Geology and Geography are recognized for their contributions to the better understanding of the earth, nature-society relations, and global and regional situations as well as local issues. Our department’s educational mission is to advance the perspectives and insights of geology, geography, and environmental science and studies via high quality curricular programs for our majors and high quality liberal studies courses for non-majors. Complementary missions are to extend knowledge in our disciplines through research and to provide service to the university and our region.


The Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment offers a variety of field based perspectives on the study of the earth and people’s relation to it. Students can focus on the physical nature of the earth, on the nature of places on the earth’s surface, or on the geographic study of economic, political, and cultural processes. Or students may take a more interdisciplinary approach and integrate knowledge from many disciplines in the study of environmental issues.

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