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Department of Geological Sciences

The University of Idaho offers a dynamic, 21st century geology program to meet the needs of students seeking a career in industry or academics. Our faculty strive to integrate classical geology fieldwork and data collection with quantitative methods of analysis to unravel the Earth's past and obtain a glimpse of its future. Our location in the Rocky Mountain west, research that spans the globe, and the chance to work personally with internationally recognized faculty make the Department of Geological Sciences the program of choice for a wide variety of career paths in the earth and planetary sciences.

Undergraduate Program

An undergraduate experience like no other.

Learn by doing: Engage in active research while you learn how our planet works and how to think critically about the Earth system.

Train for a career in geological and environmental consulting, land use and planning, resource and energy exploration and production, natural hazard mitigation and other professions.

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Graduate Program

Considering graduate school at U-Idaho? Faculty are recruiting new students to work on a variety of funded research programs.

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Seminar Series

Seminars are held at UI from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and at WSU from 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Physical Address:
McClure Hall 203

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022

Phone: 208-885-6192


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