The Department of Geological Sciences offers Master of Science and doctoral degree programs. Our research-oriented department is affiliated with a number of research institutes and research centers, empowering students to advance their unique research interests.

The University of Colorado Boulder is ideally suited to the study of geological sciences. At the junction of the high plains and the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder area represents a natural outdoor laboratory where you can study geological features of all ages in diverse settings and observe earth processes firsthand. Fieldwork in the Rocky Mountain region is an essential part of instruction and research.