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 the 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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Department News

Idaho National Laboratory accepting internship and graduate fellowship applications
November 19, 2019

Idaho National Laboratory accepting internship and graduate fellowship applications

"Dr. Ellyn Enderlin on Radio Boise- Glaciers & Climate Change"
November 12, 2019

"Dr. Ellyn Enderlin on Radio Boise- Glaciers & Climate Change"

Pamella Aishlin Cedillo-Setting up Weather Stations in Costa Rica
November 11, 2019

Pamella Aishlin Cedillo-Setting up Weather Stations in Costa Rica

Interdisciplinary team publishes perceptions of wildfire smoke in Idaho
November 04, 2019

Interdisciplinary team publishes perceptions of wildfire smoke in Idaho

Academic Programs

Geology

Geology

Geophysics

Geophysics

Hydrology and Climate

Hydrology and Climate

Geoscience Education

Geoscience Education

Geography and Geographic Information Systems

Geography and Geographic Information Systems

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