The Department of Geology is part of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (FCFM) at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, and is dedicated to the study of the Earth. Geology is a complex discipline within the physical and natural sciences that focuses on the processes that shape the evolution of the planet Earth through the study of terrestrial materials.
The Department is active in teaching, research, and dissemination of information related to Geological Sciences with the purpose of generating, developing, integrating, and communicating this knowledge both within Chile and globally.
The study of Geology, including knowledge of the scientific method and hypothesis testing to understand and manage of natural resources, natural hazards, and the environment in a sustainable way, helps to raise the quality of life of societies globally.
To positively contribute to the national identity and address the problems and needs of the country by supporting the continuous improvement and evolution of the educational system and scientific research in relation to Geological Sciences.
To fulfill this mission, we offer an Undergraduate degree, and postgraduate Master of Science (MSc) degrees and Doctor of Science (DSc) degrees in Geology. All of these degrees focus on developing scientific research at the highest level, through teaching and mentorship of our students, and through a transfer of knowledge to the greater society.