Geology is the scientific study of the origin, history and structure of the earth. Students may take courses to prepare for a major in geology and to fulfill general education requirements.

Career options include teaching; employment by private corporations including mining, hydrology, and engineering companies; government agencies such as the U.S. Geological Survey, the California Department of Conservation, and regional planning offices.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Chris Metzler
Office: San Elijo, Room 403
P 760.944.4449 x7738

Dean: Carlos Lopez
Building 4700
P 760.795.6809

Department: Physical Science

Secretarial Support:
Kathy Thiele
Office: Building 3600
P 760.795.6874

Full-Time Faculty

John Turbeville
Office: Oceanside, Room 4609
P 760.944.4449 x6413
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Instructional Associate

Larry Hernandez
Office: Oceanside, Building 4500
P 760.757.2121 x6329


Associate Faculty

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