In the first-cycle of studies at the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection the Department gives courses which provide fundamental knowledge necessary to continue the studies devoted to Earth Sciences. These are mainly: Chemistry, Mineralogy, Petrography, Geochemistry and Methods of mineral and rock analysis.

In the second-cycle of studies the Department teaches in the field of 2 different specializations: Applied Mineralogy and Mineral Functional Materials.