Department of Geosciences

We create and disseminate knowledge about Earth processes and properties

We believe that the creative integration of research with education will promote excellence in both

Building leaders through

Education

Students can earn Degrees, Minors, and Certificates in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology, Geoscience Education, and Geographic Information Systems. In all programs we enable students to discover and develop knowledge and skills they can use to achieve their professional goals and pursue solutions to resource and environmental challenges facing the state, nation, and world.

Research

Students have excellent opportunities to engage with our scientists in research addressing fundamental Earth Science issues of international importance and local relevance. We generate new knowledge on the processes and properties of our planet and its connections to other sciences and society using observations, instrumentation and computations.

Community

We are committed to idea that a fundamental role of the university in society is to help create a scientifically informed community. Our faculty and students actively engage with the community to provide opportunities for people to learn more about the planet on which they live.

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Geosciences Visiting Speaker Series

Geosciences Visiting Speaker Series

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Department News

Zircons in the Grand Canyon
July 09, 2019

Zircons in the Grand Canyon

Out of the Classroom, Into the Field
June 28, 2019

Out of the Classroom, Into the Field

Greetings from ISU Field Camp!
June 27, 2019

Greetings from ISU Field Camp!

Graduate Student Receives National Recognition for Natural Hazards Paper
June 27, 2019

Graduate Student Receives National Recognition for Natural Hazards Paper

Academic Programs

Geology Program

Geology Program

Geophysics

Geophysics

Hydrology

Hydrology

Geoscience Education

Geoscience Education

Geography and Geographic Information Systems

Geography and Geographic Information Systems

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