Department of Geology and Geological Engineering

The Colorado School of Mines Department of Geology and Geological Engineering is one of the premier applied geoscience programs in the world.


Dr. Alexis Navarre-Sitchler

Department Head

Cutting-Edge Research

Our faculty, staff and students work in a number of fundamental and applied areas important to earth, energy and environment that include mineral and energy resources, underground construction and tunneling, geological hazards, and geochemistry, as well as surface and ground water resources.

An Outstanding Education

We take education seriously, and have excellent teaching facilities, world class laboratory facilities, and access to some of the best field sites in the world.

Serving Society

Geology is important to many areas important to humanity, from hazards to water resources to changing climate. We are training outstanding students to be stewards of our earth’s natural resources.