• Hands-On: Dinosaur Land

    The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences' Hands On team heads to eastern Utah to check out the BYU Geological Sciences dinosaur dig site.

    "Hands-On:  Dinosaur Land," CPMS TV, 2015


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Ninety Years of Geology and Counting

    He started out playing ping-pong and ended up as assistant district director of UDOT. Read how alumnus Robert Rowley became a geologist and much, much more.


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.