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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Locations

Moscow

Office of Admissions
admissions@uidaho.edu
Phone: 208-885-6326
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119

Mailing Address
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Physical/Express Mail Address
University of Idaho
709 Deakin Street SUB Rm 117
Moscow, ID 83844

Boise

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Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene

futurestudents@uidaho.edu
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1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls

futurestudents@uidaho.edu
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

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
Careers
Career
Career
  • Geologist
  • Museum curator
  • Climate change scientist
  • Earthquake or volcano monitor
  • Engineering geologist
  • Surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Engineering geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Park ranger
  • Seismologist
  • Soils engineer
Salary

$82,500

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

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

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