Department of Geosciences

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Photo: Reelfoot Lake formed during the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811- 1812


The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is located in the center of a bi-state metropolitan area that has a total population of 1.8 million. Metropolitan Kansas City offers a full range of cultural and recreational activities including spacious parks, the Kansas City Zoo, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and other art galleries, the Kansas City Repertory Theater, and the Kansas City Symphony, as well as the Kansas City Royals baseball team and the Kansas City Chiefs professional football team, and frequent amateur running events.

The UMKC Department of Geosciences is located in the midst of attractively wooded grounds six miles south of the central business district of Kansas City. The Department of Geosciences offices and labs are located in Flarsheim Hall, a 184,000 sq ft structure completed in 2000 to house the physical sciences, engineering, and computer sciences. Conveniently located just one block from UMKC Geosciences are the rich resources of the privately-endowed Linda Hall Library of Engineering, Science and Technology. The Country Club Plaza shopping and entertainment district — one of Kansas City’s most attractive features — is located a mile from campus. We welcome you to read on, to visit us in person, and to consider joining our educational community.