• Photo Courtesy: Benjamin Zack/ Standard-Examiner

    BYU Professor Contributes to Dust Research in the Great Salt Lake

    Professor Greg Carling was interviewed by the Ogden Standard Examiner and Fox13 News on his study of dust depositions in the Great Salt Lake connecting to pollution and health effect. Click to view the full story here.

  • BYU Discovers New Dinosaur

    Move over, honeybee and seagull: it’s time to meet the Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah’s newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state’s long-term history! Check out the full story here. 

  • 2018 Hansen Scholarship

    Scholarship for Freshmen!

    To apply complete the online application  and submit high school transcripts with two letters of recommendation to the Brigham Young University Department of Geological Sciences.

    All applications are due by February 15 to the Department of 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.