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About Us

Welcome to Oklahoma State University's 
Boone Pickens School of Geology

The Boone Pickens School of Geology offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Geology. The School includes 12 full-time, tenure-track faculty members, approximately 70 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students. Our mission is to expand the frontiers of geology by providing advanced instruction and conducting leading-edge research. Students learn in modern and technologically advanced teaching and laboratory facilities by distinguished and dedicated faculty. Students participate in research that impacts our state, nation and world; research is focused on energy and environment with technical emphasis on all aspects of sedimentary geology, structure and tectonics, geochemisty, and hydrogeology. Our research takes us from the classic sedimentary basins of North America to the depths of the oceans. International opportunities include the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the East Africa Rift, the Australian Outback, and the Irish Midlands. 

We pride ourselves on developing strong relationships between students and faculty. Our mission is to prepare students for life in industry, academia, and government and to confront a broad range of societal issues in an ever-changing world. 


Dr. Jack C. Pashin
Professor and Devon Chair of Basin Research,
Interim Department Head