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Intrigued by paleontology, petrology, or mineralogy? They are among the core courses in the study of Geology. Central to an understanding of Earth’s past, present, and future, Geology is also excellent preparation for careers in mining, environmental geology, resource planning, and hydrogeology. More about Program Overview

Students & Alumni

Lorne Currier

The head of a scientist, the heart of an explorer - these are common threads among students who join the Geology Department. In this department, students will get their hands dirty while at the same time learning the essential skills to get them the post-graduate career or continuing education they are looking for.

With a solid scientific foundation and plenty of hands-on experience under their belts, the sky’s the limit for our graduates.


Professor Emeritus of Geology Frederic Layman
January 31, 2017 –

Frederic Gilman Layman (1927–2017), Keene State College professor emeritus of geology, passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2017, following a period of failing health.

Dr. Layman taught at Keene State College from 1968–1988 and was instrumental in establishing several science majors, including geology. He received his PhD in geology from…

Michael Staron ’14
December 11, 2015 –

When Michael Staron ’14 was accepted into the Juneau Icefield Research Program toward the end of his senior year at Keene State, he was enthusiastic about the adventures to come. He could have never predicted, though, what a positive and life-changing experience he was going to have.

“So few people…

(L-R)  Evan Dunkley, John Elliot, Alex Abbate
May 4, 2015 –

Students studying biology, chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics and computer science are getting extra help from Keene State College, and from their own peers. Keene State created the B.E.S.T. (Building Excellence in Science and Technology) Program this past year to help students navigate these fields that can sometimes be intimidating. The…

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