• Quey Hebrew Lecture 2016

    Don't miss this year's Quey Hebrew Lecture: "New Horizons Explores the Pluto System". It will be on Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 PM, in BNSN W111. The speaker will be John Spencer, Southwest Research Institute. 

  • The Valence Quadrupole Moment

    Check out a paper published with contributions from Professor Barry Bickmore and Charles Andros, published by American Mineralogist.

  • Between Heaven and Earth

    Check out BYU Magazine's article on Professor Jani Radebaugh, written by Andrea Ludlow Christensen (BA '03, MA '05). Graphic by Peter O'Toole.


  • Alumni in the News: L.J. Krumenacker

    L.J. Krumenacker (Alumni of BYU Geology) is a doctoral candidate and paleontologist in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University. MSU photo by Sepp Jannotta

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    A team of Montana State University paleontologists have identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known.

  • CPMS News: Studying Creation in Paradise

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Not all parts of the Earth are the same age. Geology master’s student Kimberly Sowards had the opportunity to take her geology skills to a younger part of the planet: Hawaii.....

Upcoming Events

  • Deadline for PLC Mentored Student Program

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    The BYU President’s Leadership Council (PLC) is a group of wonderfully successful men and women who have committed to give significantly of their time, talent, and treasure in supporting the mission and aims of BYU. Members of the PLC have agreed to participate in a mentoring program with a select number of BYU students.

Undergraduate Spotlight: Jason Klimek

Friday, January 8, 2016

Jason Klimek is currently working with Professor Sam Hudson on an undergraduate research project in SW Wyoming examining a series of potential mud diapirs in the Green River Formation.  The project is in cooperation with the US forest service, and will result in a manuscript submission with Jason as one of the authors.  He has been working in both the lab and the field to ma

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.