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

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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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Department News

Students Investigate the Soils of Idaho's Ripening Wine Scene
August 26, 2019

Students Investigate the Soils of Idaho's Ripening Wine Scene

Lejo Flores to join National Leadership Academy
August 21, 2019

Lejo Flores to join National Leadership Academy

Welcome Lecturer Daniel Luna
August 13, 2019

Welcome Lecturer Daniel Luna

National Geographic highlights earthquake risks to the Pacific Northwest
August 02, 2019

National Geographic highlights earthquake risks to the Pacific Northwest

Upcoming Seminars

Justin Payne - Senior Lecturer from School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia

Laura Crossey - Professor from the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico

Hamid Dashti Defense

James Hagadorn - Curator of Geology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Dennis Feeney - State Geologist from the Idaho Geological Survey

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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