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Mission Statement

Department of Geology, Humboldt State University


The mission of the Department of Geology is to provide a broad yet rigorous geologic education that allows students to develop scientific thinking skills with particular emphasis on field-based research and active geologic processes. A primary outcome of a geology education at Humboldt State University is for students to be able to recognize and describe geologic features, to interpret underlying geologic processes, and to have a scientifically-based understanding of the interactions between human activities and geologic processes.

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