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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

Congratulations to our Graduates!


Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

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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

Jeffrey Johnson highlighted in podcast by American Geophysical Union
Hannah Spero wins First Place in the Student Paper Competition of the Association of State Floodplain Managers!
Jen Pierce honored with Geological Society of America fellowship
Alejandro Flores helps set national earth sciences research priorities for the next decade
Unlocking geochronology mysteries in the Grand Canyon
Outstanding Senior Awards to Cody Brown, Krystl Malhas, and Allie Howell

Upcoming Seminars

Sean Carney Thesis Defense

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