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Study the Earth System from All Angles

Our undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to address research problems around the world, both deep inside the Earth and on its surface, as well as across the solar system. Our faculty conduct internationally recognized, externally funded research on many parts of the Earth System.

  • Geochemistry
  • Computational Hydrology & Geothermal Systems
  • Geodynamics
  • Geochronology & Thermochronology
  • Glacier Dynamics
  • Hydrogeologic Modeling & Site Characterization
  • Paleoclimatology & Paleontology
  • Planetary Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Tectonic Sedimentology & Basin Analysis
  • Volcanology


The Department of Geological Science offers laboratories, GPS equipment, rock cutting and crushing machinery, and an Electron Microscopy.

Learn about our facilities

Department of Geography and Geological Science

Physical Address:
McClure 201

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3021
Moscow ID, 83843-3021

Geography: 208-885-6216
Geology: 208-885-6192