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Geological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022
phone: (208) 885-6192
fax: (208) 885-5724


  • Unearthing the Gal├ípagos Story

    Geology professor Dennis Geist studies the surprising geology deep beneath the Galápagos Islands

    A volcano on a Galapagos island
  • Sisters Share Top Honors

    Sisters, Brittani McNamee (PhD, Geology) and Courtney Thompson (MS, Geography), share the Diane Haynes Memorial Award.

    Brittani McNamee (PhD, Geology) and Courtney Thompson (MS, Geography), both receiving the Haynes Award.
  • An Ocean Deep and Wide

    Graduate student Alex Patthoff and Professor Simon Kattenhorn find evidence that an ocean may flow below the surface of one of Enceladus.

    Alex Patthoff and Simon Kattenhorn working in their lab.


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