Where Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences come alive!!
Three minute video about the UHM Department of Geology and Geophysics
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The GG Mission: To identify and solve fundamental and applied problems in the Geosciences; to acquire new knowledge about Hawai'i, the Pacific Basin, and Earth; to serve society by teaching and training future geoscientists, teachers, and citizens; and to be a principal resource for objective geologic expertise to the state of Hawaii.
More than 60 Faculty, Graduate, Cooperating and Affiliate Faculty, teach and advise students in Geosciences, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. We work on a broad diversity of topics with opportunities for student employment and research. The department is loosely organized into three Research Divisions: Geophysics and Tectonics, Marine and Environmental Geology, and Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology. The department is located on the University of Hawai‘i’s largest campus (about 20,000 students), overlooking Waikiki and downtown Honolulu.
A career in the geosciences is a great way to work on interesting and socially relevant issues while interacting with the environment. Jobs are waiting for our graduates! See the AGI website for more information about geoscience careers.
Browse our Courses in the UH Mānoa catalog.
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Seminars: TGIF Schedule Spring 2017
+ Draft Schedule
+ 5 Yr Draft Department Course Schedule By Class
Two new Geology BA degree pathways: "Environmental Earth Science" and "Earth Science Education".
New Professional Masters Degree in Geoscience (MGeo). First enrollment Fall 2014.
Donald A. Swanson Graduate Fellowship just announced. See the UHF press release.
More news and announcements are in the SOEST Bulletin.
Early History of the Department of Geology and Geophysics By Ralph Moberly, Emeritus Faculty