Geology is the study of planet Earth inside and out. Studying Geology will help you understand planet Earth and answer fundamental questions like these:
- Why do earthquakes happen in some places and not others?
- Why are there oceans?
Find out about the geology degree at Otago in this short video:
Where should you start?
Are you just starting at the University or looking for a change? Or maybe you are curious about Geology and want to scratch that itch? The best place to start is with EAOS111 in semester 1 or jump straight into GEOL112 in semester 2.
Earth and Ocean Science 111 is great introductory course that sets you up for either a geology or marine science degree. You can find out more about Earth and Ocean Science in the video below:
Papers offered at the Department of Geology draw heavily on our research. We offer undergraduate papers (formal classes) from 100 to 300 level and postgraduate papers at 400-level.
If you have specific questions about our courses after viewing the information on our website then you should contact the following course advisers andcc theGeology administrator.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org (sometimes staff members are in the field or at conferences and will not be able to reply straight away).
- Associate Professor Andrew Gorman: Undergraduate courses (100/200/300 level)
- Dr Steven Smith: 400-level
Visit the University of Otago enrolment page for instructions and information about enrolment.