Geology & Geological Engineering
The Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota was established in 2012.
The financial support of Mr. Hamm and Continental Resources has assisted students working in all earth science subdisciplines by offering scholarships and funds to support research in addition to providing the School with cutting-edge analytical equipment and other resources.
I didn't go [to college] for the degree, I went for the knowledge and to develop the skill set in geology that I used to find more oil and gas.Harold G. HammChairman and CEO, Continental Resources
Leonard Hall houses the School of Geology & Geological Engineering and the F.D. Holland, Jr. Geology Library. Leonard Hall was designed specifically for the geology department and contains ample laboratory, office, and classroom space.
The Geology Library is one of the largest in the upper Midwest and has a complete collection of USGS topographic maps and publications. UND maintains subscriptions to GEOREF and Scopus, and major journals including Journal of Ground Water, Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrology, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, Bulletin of Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology, Hydrological Processes, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, and Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.
Also, the school houses the Environmental Analytical Research Laboratory, which includes IC, GF/AAS, and C and S analyzers.
Our mission is to provide an exciting and inspiring intellectual community dedicated to learning about and sharing an understanding of geological processes, environments, and resources.
Our vision is to be extraordinary in providing our students the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their professional careers, in conducting research that advances theoretical and applied sciences, and in delivering outreach services that are relevant and responsive.