Changing climate, dwindling energy resources, natural hazards, and deteriorating environmental quality are among the most challenging of societal problems. Geoscientists, who study Earth processes and resources to understand and help address these and related issues, are in high demand. A degree in geology or meteorology opens the door to career opportunities that involve:

  • innovative technologies
  • outdoor adventures and world travel
  • work that helps sustain society and protect the planet

Quality Teaching and Student Life

Our department is committed to providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment for students:


Department faculty members maintain well-funded research programs in several focus areas:

These programs fuel discovery and provide the basis for active graduate programs in geology and meteorology and for undergraduate research and employment opportunities.

News and Events

Dr. Cinzia Cervato featured in ISU News
Students experience structural geology in the Swiss Alps
Chanel Vidal, geology sophomore, featured in ISU news story
Gabrielle Ladesma, working with Dr. Elizabeth Swanner, receives Dean's High Impact Undergraduate Research Award
Dr. Alan Wanamaker and Suzanne Ankerstjerne earn LAS awards

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