The Department conducts the training of bachelors, engineers and masters on the speciality "The applied geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy". The speciality is created for providing of expeditions, industrial enterprises, business concerns and research institutes of various profiles with highly skilled experts, capable to profound research of material structure of natural and technogenous formations, prepared for carrying out mineralogical, petrological, and geochemical investigations in course of geological surveys, prospecting, exploration, and also for fulfillment of works in area of geological, geochemical and ecological forecasting and examination of gemstone raw materials.
Students get fundamental knowledge in the field of general education and also have the deep grounding on modern methods of mineral diagnostics and research, gemology, environmental exploration, methods of geochemical prospecting, petrochemical modelling, ore and exploration geochemistry.
The training of graduating students is carried out in several specializations:
1) geochemical, petrological, and mineralogical prospecting
2) technological mineralogy
3) mineralogy of gemstone raw materials deposits
4) environmental mineralogy and geochemistry
The department has postgraduate courses on specialities "Petrography and volcanology" and "Mineralogy and crystallography".