rotating photosThe Geology and Geophysics Community


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

Please contribute…

UH Foundation logo graphicto the UH Foundation
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.
orange starNew - Download the department’s 2014 Alumni Newsletter (PDF).
SOEST harassment infosheet

GG Courses News and Schedules

Fall 2014: Class Availability
Fall 2014: Draft Schedule
orange starNew - Fall 2014 Courses Syllabi
orange starNew - Fall 2014 New Courses and existing course changes not yet in the UHM catalog

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