Geology studies students gain a deep understanding and appreciation of the Earth: its resources, structure, processes and history. Our faculty and staff research minerals, sediments, rocks, fossils, landforms, natural fluids and gases to further understand the past, present and future of various parts of Earth’s system, including solid Earth and its enveloping hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.

  • Choose between two tracks: geology and geophysics

  • Explore theoretical, laboratory and field-oriented aspects of geology

  • Gain hands-on education in the Rocky Mountains