University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences



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Undergraduate Activities

Undergraduates in our department enjoy all the benefits of a small department and the resources of a large university. For example we have a department-wide BBQ every Friday in our courtyard where undergraduates can mingle with their peers, graduate students, staff, and faculty alike. Some activities our students participate in include:

  • Geology Student Organization (GSO), a student-led geology club that holds biweekly meetings and organizes field trips. Connect with them on Facebook here. Check out their Instagram here.
  • Geoscience Education Outreach Program (GEOP), our department's efforts to reach out to the general public and our local community through tours of our museum or labs, by showcasing hands-on earth science at community events, or through visits to local schools.
  • UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), where students can spend a semester or a year at one of over 30 different universities globally, paying their normal UC tuition while earning credit for classes that count towards their UCR graduation. Click here to find out more.

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900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Earth Sciences Information

Department of Earth Sciences
Geology Building

Tel: (951) 827-3182
Fax: (951) 827-4324
E-mail: karen.cato@ucr.edu

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