The Geology Department at Puget Sound consists of three faculty members and roughly 20 majors. All members of the Geology faculty are actively engaged in research that involves our students.

Our research interests span a broad range of topics including the environmental geochemistry of water and sediment from local water bodies, the glacial history of the Puget Sound area, paleomagnetic studies of variations in the earth’s magnetic field and past plate motions, the igneous and structural history of the Olympic Peninsula, stable isotope studies of past and present food webs, and the magmatic and tectonic evolution of the Pacific Northwest.