Geology Department Chair Mickey Gunter works in the lab at the University of Idaho with graduate and undergraduate students.

B.S. Geology

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Advanced Study of Geology

Explore the geological processes of the earth, the effect of erosion and deposition, and the formation and uses of rocks and minerals to prepare for your career as a geoscientist. Learn methods for locating, preserving and protecting natural resources and focus your studies on general geology, hydrology, resource exploration, structural geology and tectonics or geological education.

Fast Facts

  • Real-world experience in the diverse terrain and climate for labs and field trips
  • Research spans the U.S. and globe, stretching from Alaska to Bolivia and New Zealand
  • Personal attention from internationally recognized faculty
  • Extensive research facilities and tools, such as rock cutting and crushing equipment, petrographic microscopes and photomicrograph facilities, and more
  • Geologist
  • Museum curator
  • Climate change scientist
  • Earthquake or volcano monitor
  • Engineering geologist
  • Surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Engineering geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Park ranger
  • Seismologist
  • Soils engineer


Median salary
Degree Prep To prepare for collegiate geology courses, we recommend you take the following courses in high school:
  • Basic science courses
Degree Roadmap
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-on Learning
  • Field trips and hands-on lab work
  • Geological Sciences seminar series
  • College of Science Ambassadors