IN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA

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Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The department is located on the University of Hawai‘i’s largest campus (about 20,000 students), overlooking Waikiki and downtown Honolulu.

More than 60 Faculty, Graduate, Cooperating and Affiliate Faculty, teach and advise students in the Geoscience, Environmental and Planetary fields of study. The collective research expertise and programs of these faculty provide a broad diversity of potential projects and employment opportunities for students.

Department faculty are loosely organized into three Research Divisions: Geophysics and Tectonics, Marine and Environmental Geology, and Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology.

Prospective Students

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.

We encourage applications from talented, motivated students to join our international department. Learn more about our programs and the application process.

Course Offerings

Browse our Courses in the UH Mānoa catalog.

Contact Us

Earth's surface: water, sediments, and life.For more information, please contact us at:

Please contribute…

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G&G fund
— we need your support! Learn more about all of the various GG funds. Mahalo!

News and Announcements

Learn about the new Professional Masters Degree in Geoscience (MGeo). First enrollment is in Fall 2014.
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GG Courses News and Schedules

Fall 2014: Class Availability
Fall 2014: Draft Schedule
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Spring 2015: Draft Schedule

5 Yr Draft Department Course Schedule By Class

Apply for Bullard Fellowship
Applications Due Feb. 15, 2014

Photo of Thais Freda Bullard and her father, Fred Mason Bullard $1.8M Fred M. Bullard Graduate Fellowship. See the UH press release and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

More news and announcements are in the SOEST Bulletin.

Early History of the Department of Geology and Geophysics By Ralph Moberly, Emeritus Faculty