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Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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Because of the university's size, location in the Rocky Mountain west, and opportunities to work personally with internationally recognized faculty, our geology students are getting private-college service at the state's leading public research institution.

Supportive Department

The University of Idaho's Geology Department consists of 12 active faculty members, support personnel, and most importantly about 100 enthusiastic and talented undergraduate and graduate students.


Whether you are interested in modeling river incision in mountainous regions, studying the geodynamics of mid-ocean rifts, or analyzing orogenic events and sedimentary basin evolution, our department offers an abundance of opportunities for students to engage with faculty in research, regionally and around the world.

Explore Geology at UI

If you are considering a science course, interested in pursuing a major, or contemplating graduate school, explore this website for more information and feel free to come by and visit.


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