Department of Geosciences
One Trinity Place #45
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200
Phone: (210) 999-7606
Fax: (210) 999-7090
Download "Summer 2013 Research" Powerpoint
2012 Geosciences Alumni Field Trip Photos
Kathleen Surpless received the Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching from the Geological Society of America
GeoNews - Department Newsletter
Trinity students visit the Phoenix Mountains during a recent Majors' Field Trip to Arizona.
Trinity University's Department of Geosciences and its faculty bring the tools of physics, chemistry, biology, computational science and mathematics to bear on the understanding of our home planet, Earth.
Our goal is to allow each student to develop a thorough understanding of Earth systems and their transformation through time. This understanding includes the exploration for, and conservation of, natural resources, as well as the impact that humans have had, and will have, on the Earth.
To this end, we offer core courses in the fundamentals of geosciences as well as specialized courses including volcanology, geographic information systems, remote sensing, geophysics and hydrology, and our majors enhance their studies with supporting course work in mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics.
Kathleen Surpless may be a sedimentary geologist by academic training, but her passion is solving puzzles.