Departmental Advisors
Director, Grad. Affairs
Cari Johnson
335 FASB
Director, Undergrad.
Tony Ekdale
347 FASB
Geological Engr.
Paul Jewell
445 FASB
Departmental Notes

For course descriptions and pre-requisite information click on the subject column next to the appropriate catalog number.

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 15516
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $400.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 105 - 001 National Parks Geology

GEO 105 - 001 National Parks Geology

  • Class Number: 9207
  • Instructor: EKDALE, ALLAN A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $375.00
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 651 - 001 PICP I

GEO 651 - 001 PICP I

  • Class Number: 11430
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, LAUREN P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $295.00
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 1000 - 001 Natural Disasters

GEO 1000 - 001 Natural Disasters

  • Class Number: 8496
  • Instructor: NASH, BARBARA - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 1030 - 090 Earthquakes & Volcanoes


This is an online course, which does not meet in-class. For additional information, please visit http://uonline.utah.edu or call 585-5959.

GEO 1030 - 090 Earthquakes & Volcanoes


This is an online course, which does not meet in-class. For additional information, please visit http://uonline.utah.edu or call 585-5959.

GEO 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 11023
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK A - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $25.00
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 1050 - 001 National Parks Geology

GEO 1050 - 001 National Parks Geology

  • Class Number: 5977
  • Instructor: EKDALE, ALLAN A - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 1110 - 001 Intr to Earth Systems

GEO 1110 - 001 Intr to Earth Systems

  • Class Number: 5739
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 1115 - 001 Intro Earth Systems Lab

GEO 1115 - 001 Intro Earth Systems Lab

  • Class Number: 5740
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 1115 - 002 Intro Earth Systems Lab

GEO 1115 - 002 Intro Earth Systems Lab

  • Class Number: 5741
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 3030 - 001 Living with Quakes

GEO 3030 - 001 Living with Quakes

  • Class Number: 14689
  • Instructor: DINTER, DAVID A - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 62

GEO 3030 - 090 Living with Quakes


This is an online course, which does not meet in-class. For additional information, please visit http://uonline.utah.edu or call 585-5959.

GEO 3030 - 090 Living with Quakes

  • Class Number: 11894
  • Instructor: PETERSEN, ERICH U - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $30.00
  • Seats Available: 43

This is an online course, which does not meet in-class. For additional information, please visit http://uonline.utah.edu or call 585-5959.

GEO 3060 - 001 Struct Geol & Tectonics


This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 3060 - 001 Struct Geol & Tectonics

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: DAVIS, MICHAEL G - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $15.00
  • Seats Available: 0

This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 3060 - 002 Struct Geol & Tectonics

GEO 3060 - 002 Struct Geol & Tectonics

  • Class Number: 17364
  • Instructor: DAVIS, MICHAEL G - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 3070 - 001 Petrology for Engineers


Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 3070 - 001 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: DAVIS, MICHAEL G - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 3070 - 002 Petrology for Engineers

GEO 3070 - 002 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number: 13457
  • Instructor: DAVIS, MICHAEL G - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 3075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

GEO 3075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

  • Class Number: 8601
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $13.00
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 3080 - 001 Earth Materials I


Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 3080 - 001 Earth Materials I


Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 3080 - 002 Earth Materials I

GEO 3080 - 002 Earth Materials I

GEO 3250 - 001 Geol/Scenery of Utah


Students must also register for GEO 3260.

GEO 3250 - 001 Geol/Scenery of Utah

  • Class Number: 14405
  • Instructor: DINTER, DAVID A - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 11

Students must also register for GEO 3260.

GEO 3260 - 001 Utah Geol Field Trips


Students must also register for GEO 3250.

GEO 3260 - 001 Utah Geol Field Trips

  • Class Number: 14406
  • Instructor: DINTER, DAVID A - View Feedback
  • Component: Field Studies
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 13

Students must also register for GEO 3250.

GEO 3400 - 001 Comp & Field Methods

GEO 3400 - 001 Comp & Field Methods

  • Class Number: 11895
  • Instructor: JEWELL, PAUL - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $25.00
  • Seats Available: 13

GEO 3970 - 001 Senior Thesis

GEO 3970 - 001 Senior Thesis

  • Class Number: 5746
  • Instructor: EKDALE, ALLAN A
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 4100 - 001 Petrography-Genesis


Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 4100 - 001 Petrography-Genesis

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: BROWN, FRANCIS H
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 4100 - 002 Petrography-Genesis

GEO 4100 - 002 Petrography-Genesis

  • Class Number: 11653
  • Instructor: BROWN, FRANCIS H
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 4900 - 001 Undergrad Research

GEO 4900 - 001 Undergrad Research

  • Class Number: 5745
  • Instructor: EKDALE, ALLAN A - View Feedback
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 5075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

GEO 5075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

  • Class Number: 8602
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $13.00
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 5120 - 001 Geochem Thermo & Transp

GEO 5120 - 001 Geochem Thermo & Transp

  • Class Number: 16236
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $60.00
  • Seats Available: 9

GEO 5170 - 001 Geohaz & Eng Geomorph

GEO 5170 - 001 Geohaz & Eng Geomorph

  • Class Number: 17365
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 5180 - 001 Paleoecology

GEO 5180 - 001 Paleoecology

  • Class Number: 16235
  • Instructor: EKDALE, ALLAN A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $450.00
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 5250 - 001 Inversion Theory

GEO 5250 - 001 Inversion Theory

  • Class Number: 5747
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 5341 - 001 Systems Complexity

GEO 5341 - 001 Systems Complexity

  • Class Number: 11896
  • Instructor: EMMI, PHILIP C
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 5350 - 001 Groundwater

GEO 5350 - 001 Groundwater

  • Class Number: 5748
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, DOUGLAS K - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $5.00
  • Seats Available: -1

GEO 5495 - 001 Biophysical Ecology


Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 5495 - 001 Biophysical Ecology

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: BOWLING, DAVID R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 5495 - 002 Biophysical Ecology

GEO 5495 - 002 Biophysical Ecology

  • Class Number: 16166
  • Instructor: BOWLING, DAVID R
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 5510 - 001 PICP 1a

GEO 5510 - 001 PICP 1a

GEO 5520 - 001 PICP 1b


This class has a required field trip.

GEO 5520 - 001 PICP 1b

  • Class Number: 8492
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, LAUREN P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $40.00
  • Seats Available: 6

This class has a required field trip.

GEO 5560 - 001 Numerical Methods

GEO 5560 - 001 Numerical Methods

GEO 5660 - 001 Geochemistry

GEO 5660 - 001 Geochemistry

  • Class Number: 14411
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE E - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 5760 - 001 Stratigraphy & Sed Proc


Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 5760 - 001 Stratigraphy & Sed Proc

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: CHAN, MARJORIE A - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $35.00
  • Seats Available: 1

Section 2 belongs to this lecture. This course requires registration for a lab and/or discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab and/or discussion section.

GEO 5760 - 002 Stratigraphy & Sed Proc

GEO 5760 - 002 Stratigraphy & Sed Proc

  • Class Number: 5750
  • Instructor: CHAN, MARJORIE A - View Feedback
  • Component: Discussion
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 5760 - 003 Stratigraphy & Sed Proc

GEO 5760 - 003 Stratigraphy & Sed Proc

  • Class Number: 17040
  • Instructor: CHAN, MARJORIE A - View Feedback
  • Component: Discussion
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

  • Class Number: 5751
  • Instructor: PETERSEN, ERICH U
  • Component: Practicum
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 14

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

  • Class Number: 5752
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R - View Feedback
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 33

GEO 5920 - 003 Isotope Hydrology

GEO 5920 - 003 Isotope Hydrology

  • Class Number: 16553
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL J
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 5920 - 004 Earth Materials Lab

GEO 5920 - 004 Earth Materials Lab

  • Class Number: 11076
  • Instructor: Miyagi, Lowell M - View Feedback
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 6120 - 001 Geochm Thrmdyn Trnsprt

GEO 6120 - 001 Geochm Thrmdyn Trnsprt

  • Class Number: 16237
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $60.00
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 6170 - 001 Geohaz & Eng Geomorph

GEO 6170 - 001 Geohaz & Eng Geomorph

  • Class Number: 17366
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 6180 - 001 Paleoecology

GEO 6180 - 001 Paleoecology

  • Class Number: 16234
  • Instructor: EKDALE, ALLAN A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $450.00
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 6250 - 001 Inversion Theory and Apps

GEO 6250 - 001 Inversion Theory and Apps

  • Class Number: 5753
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 6341 - 001 Systems Complexity

GEO 6341 - 001 Systems Complexity

  • Class Number: 11897
  • Instructor: EMMI, PHILIP C
  • Component: Practicum
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 6350 - 001 Groundwater

GEO 6350 - 001 Groundwater

  • Class Number: 5754
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, DOUGLAS K
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $5.00
  • Seats Available: -5

GEO 6510 - 001 PICP 1a

GEO 6510 - 001 PICP 1a

GEO 6520 - 001 PICP 1b


This class has a required field trip.

GEO 6520 - 001 PICP 1b

  • Class Number: 8493
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, LAUREN P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $40.00
  • Seats Available: 4

This class has a required field trip.

GEO 6560 - 001 Numerical Methods

GEO 6560 - 001 Numerical Methods

  • Class Number: 11655
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 6660 - 001 Geochemistry

GEO 6660 - 001 Geochemistry

  • Class Number: 14412
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE E
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: -1

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

  • Class Number: 5755
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 36

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

  • Class Number: 5756
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 6920 - 003 Isotope Hydrology

GEO 6920 - 003 Isotope Hydrology

  • Class Number: 8682
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL J
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 6920 - 004 Earth Materials I

GEO 6920 - 004 Earth Materials I

  • Class Number: 6603
  • Instructor: Miyagi, Lowell M
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

GEO 6950 - 001 Reviews Earth Sci

GEO 6950 - 001 Reviews Earth Sci

GEO 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 5758
  • Instructor: BARTLEY, JOHN M
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 7120 - 001 Geochm Thermdyn Trnsprt

GEO 7120 - 001 Geochm Thermdyn Trnsprt

  • Class Number: 17046
  • Instructor: BOWMAN, JOHN R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $60.00
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 7920 - 001 EM Seminar

GEO 7920 - 001 EM Seminar

  • Class Number: 5998
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 7970 - 015 Thesis Research-Ph D

GEO 7970 - 015 Thesis Research-Ph D

  • Class Number: 5789
  • Instructor: BARTLEY, JOHN M
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 5794
  • Instructor: BARTLEY, JOHN M
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 7990 - 001 Cont Reg-Ph D

GEO 7990 - 001 Cont Reg-Ph D

  • Class Number: 5795
  • Instructor: BARTLEY, JOHN M
  • Component: Continuing Registration
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5