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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

COVID 19 Building Guidelines and Testing

Environmental Research Building

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Spring Semester Return to Campus COVID Testing

  • Asymptomatic individuals who are awaiting test results may go about their normal campus activities while observing public health protocols
  • Individuals who have had a positive PCR test within the last 90 days will not need to be re-tested.
  • All other students may elect to be tested, but are not required to test unless they develop COVID symptoms.
  • There are no copays associated with testing at the Boise State COVID Testing Center for any member of the campus community.

For additional information and to register for a testing appointment, please visit the COVID testing center page.

COVID Testing Center
2100 W University Dr
Boise, ID 83706
Campus School, Room 109

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment only.

Results emailed 1-3 days from

University Public Health COVID Testing Center

Operating days and hours are subject to change. The COVID Testing Center is not open on days of university closure.

If you are feeling unwell and unable to go about your normal campus activities, do not report to the testing center. Contact University Health Services or your primary healthcare provider for guidance. If you are experiencing emergency symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility.

To report COVID symptoms, exposures, or a positive case, contact the university Public Health office at (208) 426-2968 or and a team member will discuss next steps with you.

Building leaders through...


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.


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.


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

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A key to slowing climate change may lie in Idaho soils
Hazard and Climate Resilience Institute recognized as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence

Upcoming Seminars

Colten Elkin Thesis Final

Allison Vincent Thesis Final

Seminar, Ruth Heindel

Rachael Haggen Thesis Final

Elizabeth Crowther Thesis Proposal

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