About Us


Dr. Estella Atekwana   |  BPSoG Department Head

Welcome to the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University. We offer programs leading to Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Geology. The School presently includes 14 full-time tenure track faculty members, approximately 136 undergraduate students and 77 graduate students.

Our mission is to expand the frontiers of geosciences by providing advanced training and conducting original, world-class research.  Our School is the place for you to participate in cutting-edge geoscience research that is designed to meet the challenges of the 21 st century. Students are instructed in modern and technologically advanced teaching and laboratory facilities by distinguished and dedicated faculty (including winners of the Oklahoma State Regents Distinguished Research and Teaching Awards).  Students will participate in research that impacts our state, nation
and the world and is focused on energy resources, solid earth dynamics, and surface processes/climate dynamics.  Our research takes us to diverse areas ranging from the varied sedimentary basins of North America to the depths of the Black sea, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas and North Atlantic, to contractional tectonics in the Caribbean, rifting in Africa, the Australian Outback, the Irish Midlands, and to the vast undiscovered parts of our solar system. Our faculty and students are engaged in research on energy, the environment, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structure and tectonics, geophysics, geochemistry, and remote sensing. Learn more about our graduate and undergraduate degree programs.