The Department of Geology supports the mission of Brigham Young University - Idaho. The specific mission of the Geology Department is to endow students with the abilities to:

1. Understand geology.

2. Demonstrate competence in scientific inquiry, writing, and oral presentation.

3. Be employable in geology-related fields, or able to further their education in graduate programs.

4. Demonstrate competence in relevant field methods, computer applications, and laboratory methods.

5. Critically discuss issues related to geology that impact society and planet Earth.

6. Critically discuss the relationship between science and religion.