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Welcome to the Geology Department

Middlebury College Geology students experience the excitement of the geological and environmental sciences in interesting, dynamic and fun settings in the Green Mountains, Adirondacks, Lake Champlain and beyond.

From studying soil evolution in Costa Rica to using mathematical models to understand how changing glaciers affect drought buffering in mountains, our faculty actively engage students in the exploration of the earth system.

We are committed to scientific and academic excellence in an inclusive and evolving environment.


We invite you to navigate through this website to take a closer look.


Department of Geology

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753