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The department's large and diverse faculty teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and conduct research on the full range of Earth Sciences topics and many related fields, such as environemtnal science and planetary science.

Research Faculty

These individuals focus their efforts primarily on directed research projects. More senior members advise G&G department graduate students.

Cooperating Graduate Faculty

These individuals are housed in other UH academic departments or research institutes. They are willing and qualified to advise graduate students through the G&G department, effectively broadening the scope of the department's offerings.

Affiliate Graduate Faculty

These individuals are at institutions other than UH Mānoa, and are both qualified and willing to help advise graduate students in the G&G department.


Our friendly and efficient research and administrative staff work in labs and offices throughout the department and are an integral and important part of the GG family.

Graduate Students

Doctoral and masters students work closely with other departmental personnel while pursuing their degrees. Many students also hold either research or teaching assistantships in the department.

Undergraduate Students

Our active and engaged undegraduate student population work closely with other departmental personnel while pursuing their degrees with high facult-to-student ratio of about 3. The students operate a Geology Club to organize social events and fundraising for the annual Spring Break field trip to the Mojave and Death Valley

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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

orange starNew - ESVI: Earth Science on Volcanic Islands
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Summer 2018  

GG 2017 Newsletter (PDF). 
SOEST harassment infosheet

TGIF Seminars: Spring 2018

Course News and Schedules

Fall 2018:
+ Draft Schedule
+ Class Availability

Spring 2018:
+ Draft Schedule
+ Courses Syllabi
+ Class Availability

Fall 2017:
+ Draft Schedule
+ Courses Syllabi
+ Class Availability

+ Next 5 Yrs Draft Course Schedule By Class
+ Last decade record of courses taught By Class

New Endowment:

Donald SwansonDonald 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