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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


A list research grants currently held by faculty members in the department.

See our research grants


A list of research papers recently published by faculty in the department.

See our recent publications


Department of Geological Sciences

Physical Address:
McClure Hall 203

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

Phone: 208-885-6192


Web: Geological Sciences