The Department of Geosciences has
14 full-time faculty in geological sciences, covering the areas of crystal
chemistry, geochemistry, mineral and rock physics, petrology, sedimentary
geology, and seismology and tectonics. One of Stony Brook's strengths
continues to be opportunities for interdisciplinary research in the
geological sciences, both within the department and beyond.
Over 40 Ph.D. and M.S. students
are in residence and about ten new students arrive each year. The department
strives to provide full academic-year and summer support to all full-time
Ph.D. students in good academic standing. A wide range of research grant
support (research assistantships) added to university support (teaching
assistantships) generally allows us to attain that goal. Students take an
active role in departmental functions, including serving on departmental
committees, hosting visiting students, and obtaining research grants. Our
graduate program is distinguished by the number of Ph.D. students who have
taken positions at universities and research laboratories around the world.