Study the processes that shape, change, and safeguard the Earth.

Geology students will develop a deeper appreciation of the Earth and its resources and hazards. They will develop critical thinking and communication skills and gain a strong background in science, technology, and math to help prepare them for traditional geology and non-traditional careers.

Hands-on, Real-World Experiences

The unique location of BYU-Idaho offers an exceptional opportunity to study at some of the most famous geological locations in the world. Local and regional field trips and other off-campus field experiences provide effective learning, enhanced student understanding of geologic processes, and superior preparation for future careers. Typical career opportunities for geologists include mineral or energy exploration and development, geological engineering, water resources, environmental geology, computer applications (including GIS), and public education.

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Degrees Offered

For general information about each of our offerings, visit our Degrees and Programs page