University of Florida
Department of Geological Sciences

241 Williamson Hall
PO Box 112120
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2120
Office: (352) 392-2231
Fax: (352) 392-9294



Current News
& Events . . .

Check out our Undergraduate Degree tracks and the new Environmental Geoscience BA.

Seminar Series! If you have questions contact the department by e-mail ( or call (352) 392-2231.

Spring 2014 Syllabi

Rocky Gator PDF

UF Faculty in the News






Our quest in the Geological Sciences is to understand the dynamic physical and chemical changes that have occured over the past 4.6 billion years in order to meet the challenges that are presented by the rapid changes Earth experiences today.

We are charting a course to the future
based on the knowledge of the past.

We strive to understand global climate change, catastrophic events such as tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, mountain building, rising sea level, diminishing water and mineral resources, and the history of life with a goal to forge a better relationship between modern society and the natural environment in which we dwell.

Can You Dig It?

Another Can You Dig It? was a huge success! Take a look at some of the activities the faculty and students at the Department of Geological Sciences and the Florida Museum of Natural History provided on March 15 by clicking here!
Can You Dig It? 2014

Outcrop of Honor

Outcrop brochurePut your name -- or memorial -- on the wall . . . Commemorate your link to UF Geological Sciences, or memorialize someone or some time that was special to you! Here’s a tangible way for alumni and friends of the department to treasure those memories—the Outcrop of Honor recognition wall. By putting your personal message on a brass nameplate affixed to a beautiful 12”x12” natural polished rock slab, your connection to the department will be recognized permanently inside Williamson Hall. Take a look at the slab samples (remember, the color on your monitor may be slightly different than the actual stone color). Order your piece of the Outcrop of Honor recognition wall today by completing the application at this link: Outcrop of Honor brochure pdf or call (352) 392-2231.
Outcrop of Honor