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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 topics encompassed within the Earth Sciences.

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.

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

Leanr about the new Professional Masters Degree in Geoscience (MGeo). First enrollment is in Fall 2014.

Seminars: TGIF Schedule

GG Courses News and Schedules

Spring 2014: Class Availability Spring 2014: Course Schedule
Fall 2014: Draft Schedule
orange starNew GG Courses and existing course changes not yet in the UHM catalog

Spring 14 - GG 710 & GG 711: Special Topics

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.

Download the department’s 2013 Alumni Newsletter (PDF).

More news and announcements are in the SOEST Bulletin.

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