• Ignited with Geological Discovery

    Hawaii is a popular destination for honeymooners, but for geologist James Argyle, it was the perfect opportunity to utilize skills learned as an undergraduate student in the BYU Department of Geological Sciences.

  • Tom Morris Devotional Address 5/1/12

    Professor Thomas H. Morris gave an exceptional BYU Devotional address in 2012. His remarks were entitled "Time: A Precious Commodity; A Finite Resource." He explained how short our lives really are comparatively; something he has come to understand quite deeply as a geologist. Click here or on the picture to view the address.

  • Using Seismic Attributes to Find the Missing Pieces

    Every morning Evan Staples wakes up thankful to be a geophysicist.

    “I love that each day brings a new challenge and something different,” he said. “It makes me excited to go to work in the morning because there is always something new and different to work on.”

  • A Source of Adventure

    One of Stephen Nelson's favorite parts of being an isotope geochemist is the thrill of discovery.

    “I love when I’m working with some data and I realize I know something about how the world works that nobody else knows,” he said.


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.