• 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. 

  • 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.

  • The Valence Quadrupole Moment

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


  • Alumni Spotlight: Clayton Chandler

    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Clayton Chandler recently completed his graduate degree here at BYU, and will be moving on to the next chapter in his life. His time as a graduate student in the Geology Department may not have been exactly what he expected; but, then again, life rarely is.

  • The Valence Quadrupole Moment

    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Click here  to check out a paper published with contributions from Professor Barry Bickmore and Charles Andros, published by American Mineralogist. 

    American Mineralogist, Volume 101, pages 362–370, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • 2016 STEM Career Fair

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Looking for a job or internship? Don't miss the 2016 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Career Fair! 

    Date: Thursday, February 11

    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Location: WSC Ballroom & Garden Court

    150+ companies will be present, so bring your resume and be ready to network!

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

2016 George Hansen Scholarship

Monday, February 15, 2016

George H. Hansen was the central figure around whom the Department of Geological Sciences at Brigham Young University was built.

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.