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Colorado Mesa University is situated in a geological paradise straddling the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau. Our program is very field oriented and includes field trips to places such as the rugged, glacially sculpted San Juan Mountains, the Colorado River, the world renowned Book Cliffs, Arches and Canyonlands, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the breathtaking formations of Colorado National Monument. Our location also provides Colorado Mesa students with some of the best recreational opportunities in the nation.


CMU Geosciences News


Magnetometer, what now? Geophysics in the Field

  Geophysics students


Geophysics students gathering data with the Geosciences Program's magnetometer. This instrument was used to investigate the presence of magnetic sources, such as large igneous rock bodies (plutons), below the surface between Uncompahgre Plateau and the Paradox Basin in the Gateway, CO area. 

The World Around Us

 DrFentonCheck out this CMUnow podcast featuring CMU Assistant Professor of Geology Cassandra Fenton, PhD. Dr. Fenton explains why geosciences is so much more than just rocks and why the Grand Valley is like Disneyland for geologists.

 Check out some of our #cmugeosciences Instagram posts!

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Interested in taking a Geosciences course for Essential Learning? We offer several courses, like:

  • Geology of Colorado (GEOL 105)
  • Introduction to Physical Geology (GEOL 111/111L and GEOL 113/113L)
  • Oceanography (GEOL 104)
  • Weather and Climate (GEOL 103)