The Department of Geology at the American University of Beirut is committed to providing the best Geoscience education in the Middle East, via its emphasis on excellence in teaching, and engaging students in research. The aim is to prepare our students with the appropriate skills and knowledge to solve complex geological problems in a changing world. With the structure of our courses which includes quantitative reasoning, laboratory components, field trips, and problem-solving assignments, we train our students to observe, analyze, critically evaluate, conceptualize, think independently to derive their own conclusions. In this manner, we promote high ethical professional standards, character, and scientific integrity. The program prepares our students to be life-long learners and well-rounded individuals, who can lead successful careers in the areas of energy and petroleum resources, hydrogeology, mining, geotechnical sciences, and other interdisciplinary fields such as environment, climate, and planetary sciences.