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Geological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022
phone: (208) 885-6192


  • Digging Into Copper

    UI professor’s research reveals new patterns in how economically important copper deposits are distributed across the Earth

    Kennecotts Bingham Canyon Mine
  • Moving Mountains

    Geology professor investigates how plate tectonics helped an ancient mountain range disappear

  • Exploring Europa’s Mysteries

    Geological sciences professor Simon Kattenhorn discovers evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s icy moon

    False-color image of Europa’s trailing northern hemisphere showing numerous ridges (red) and band (light colored) features. Subduction zones may also be present in the study area and are identified by arrows.


Department of Geological Sciences

Where will Geology take you?

Think Geologists Only Study Rocks? Think Again!

Today's geoscientists embrace a variety of tools and disciplines in their quest to understand scientific issues about the Earth and beyond.

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Undergraduate Experience

Professors in our department are excited about what they do and engage our students in a variety of classroom, laboratory and field activities. More

Graduate Experience

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