Graduate Studies

Department of Geology

Some academic departments, colleges and other areas do not provide a major at the graduate level. However, these areas do offer courses for graduate credit. Permission to use these courses in a degree program must be obtained from the appropriate Departmental Graduate Committee.

Interim Chairperson:  Samuel Thompson
Office:  Tillman Hall 115
Telephone: (309) 298-1151

Associate Graduate Faculty

  • Kyle Mayborn, Ph.D., University of California-Davis
  • Leslie Melim, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Associate Professor

  • Steven Bennett, Ph.D., Indiana University

Assistant Professor

  • Thomas Hegna, Ph.D., Yale University

Course Descriptions

Geology (GEOL)
420G Geomorphology. (3) Advanced study of the landscape involving processes, geologic structure, and time. Map and air photo interpretation. Laboratory and field trips. Two hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: GEOL 110 or GEOG 121.