Support the Department

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting the Geology and Earth Science programs at CSULB!

We strive to provide every opportunity to our students, but state funding is variable and unreliable, and tuition and operational costs continue to rise. Generous supporters like you help close the gap.

Geoloy 450 class in the field

The pandemic has tossed a wrench in all aspects of the essential hands-on laboratory and field training. In spite of the lock-downs and restrictions, we have managed to safely keep our critical field and lab training going--especially that which is required for state professional licensing.

These efforts have come with all kinds of increased costs - like COVID testing, medical supplies, and paying for travel (where we cannot stuff 7-11 people into a SUV or van)! Donations this past year have gone entirely to those additional costs for field and lab classes.

These are challenging times for students and your gift can help them climb the mountain. If you would like to support our students, please click the Make a Gift button below:

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Thank you for being such a great community and for your financial support.


The Staff of the Geological Sciences Department

Rick Behl (Chair)
Stan Finney
Dan Francis
Matt Becker

Greg Holk
Lora Stevens
Tom Kelty
Ben Hagedorn

Andrea Balbas
Carla Weaver
Charles Fair

Pam Hill
Alyssa Abbey
Margaret Costello