Department of Geology & Geophysics

Current Students

Our department currently serves 74 undergraduates and premajors and 81 graduate students seeking BS/BA, MS, and PhD degrees in different disciplines within the Geosciences. Our diverse, international student body includes students from Alaska, many other states in the US, and a number of different countries. Students are attracted to UAF for their Geosciences degrees because of the many excellent opportunites available here. Alaska is extremely tectonically active (volcanoes and earthquakes), hosts rich mineral and petroleum resources, and provides a wide array of amazing natural laboratories for student learning.

Department Graduation Deadlines

Graduate Students

Spring Graduation 2014:

  • Application to graduate:  February 17
  • Advancement to Candidacy: February 17 for summer graduation
  • Post-defense copy of thesis due to Department Chair: March 18
  • Post-defense copy of thesis due to Dean: April 1
  • Post Defense Copy of Thesis: April 7
  • All other paperwork: April 24

Summer Graduation 2014:

  • Application to graduate:  June 15
  • Post-defense copy of thesis due to Department Chair: July 11
  • Advancement to Candidacy: July 15 for fall graduation
  • Post-defense copy of thesis due to Dean: July 25
  • Post-defense copy of thesis due to the Graduate School: August 1
  • All other paperwork due to the Graduate School: August 15

Fall Graduation 2014:

  • Application to graduate: October 15
  • Advancement to Candidacy: October 15 for spring graduation
  • Post-defense copy of thesis due to Department Chair: November 12
  • Post-defense copy of thesis due to Dean: November 22
  • Post Defense Copy of Thesis: December 3
  • All other paperwork: December 20


For more information, please visit our Events and Deadlines calendar  and the  UAF Graduate School, Dates and Deadlines page.

Undergraduate Students

  • June 15th-Summer 2013 application for graduation deadline
  • October 15 -Fall 2013 application for graduation deadline
  • November 15 - Last day to apply for Fall 2013 graduation with additional late fee
  • February 15 -Spring 2014 application for graduation deadline
  • March 15 - Last day to apply for Spring 2014 graduation with additional late fee

For more information, pleae visit our Events and Deadlines calendar  and the Graduation Services website .


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Department Graduate Student Guidelines

Below are the forms, guidelines and checklists that are needed by all graduate students in the Department of Geology & Geophysics. Please review each of these that are relevant to your situation, whether you are just starting your graduate studies as a new student in the department, are preparing for your comprehensive exam, or are getting ready to schedule your defense or finish your thesis. You should also review these forms and discuss them with your graduate thesis committee members and advisor, preferably during your first committee meeting. This is to ensure that both student and committee are aware of the guidelines and are committed to a successful graduate school experience. Please review the guidelines with your committee as needed throughout your graduate school program.

                                            IMPORTANT CHECKLISTS FOR GEOLOGY/GEOPHYSICS GRADUATE STUDENTS                                             
      
Incoming Graduate List                                    Commitment List                    
TA ChecklistPDF Word     For MentorsPDF Word 
RA ChecklistPDFWord    For Graduate StudentsPDFWord
      
Comprehensive Exam Departmental Guidelines      Thesis Departmental Guidelines  
 For M.S.    Students PDF Word     Guidelines PDF Word
 For Ph.D. Students PDF Word   
      
Annual Student Publication Report (2014) PDFWord   

Undergraduate Research

Research is an important part of our undergraduate program and now is a requirement in certain disciplines. 

Please review the Undergraduate Research Guidelines (below) for the steps necessary to register for Geos F488 -- Undergrad Research.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GUIDELINES

GEOS F488 FORM