• The Edge of the Unknown

    Dr. John McBride was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Frontiers, the CPMS Magazine, highlighting his research in Nauvoo, Illinois, as well as his work as a professor. Read the article here.

    "My [desire to learn about the earth] was more basic.  Basic exploration:  to see what no person has seen before; to be the first," he said.

  • We Explore So That We May Discover

    "Places, perhaps like people, bear a second, and third, and fourth look to really understand them." 

    See and hear about the places planetary scientist Jani Radebaugh takes students to ignite intellectual fires.

  • BYU Geological Sciences Magazine

    "We hope you enjoy this issue of the Geological Record. As you read the Geological Record, consider ways to support the department and our outstanding students. We look forward to hearing from (and about) you!"  - John McBride, Professor and Chair Geological Sciences


Department Overview

The geological sciences consist of a number of disciplines aimed at understanding the earth's origin and development and the natural processes that have operated upon it and within it from the time of the formation of the solar system.