• Mike Dorais

    Turning history to stone with a single gaze

  • Sand Dunes

    New research describes a fast-moving sand dune in Tunisia that is spilling onto the streets of the Star Wars set used to portray Anakin Skywalker's childhood home

  • Supervolcanoes

    Brigham Young University geologists found evidence of some of the largest volcanic eruptions in earth's history right in their own backyard

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Department of Geological Sciences is to assist students and faculty in understanding the discipline of geology as comprehensively as possible through effective teaching, research, and best-practice application of geological principles in solving geology-related societal problems.

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. With the development of remote sensing technology and the exploration of the solar system by spacecraft, geological sciences have become increasingly important for understanding not only the earth but the moon, other planets and their moons, and small bodies that orbit the sun.

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