Departmental Advisors
Director, Graduate Affairs
Paul Brooks
429 FASB
Director, Undergraduate
John Bartley
339 FASB
Geological Engr
Paul Jewell
445 FASB
Academic Advisor
Michelle Tuitupou
383 FASB
Departmental Notes

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

GEO 100 - 001 Science in Cinema

GEO 100 - 001 Science in Cinema

  • Class Number: 18220
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, M. A.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $459.00
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 9044
  • Instructor: ALLABUSH, K. A.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $484.00
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 592 - 014 Earth and the Planets


Class will be from August 25, 2020 to December 1, 2020.

GEO 592 - 014 Earth and the Planets

  • Class Number: 18647
  • Instructor: KARNER, J. M.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $459.00
  • Seats Available: 2

Class will be from August 25, 2020 to December 1, 2020.

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

  • Class Number: 6103
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, M. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 153

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/
  • Class Number: 13257
  • Instructor: ALLABUSH, K. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $25.00
  • Seats Available: 31

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

Class will have in person components along with online work. See Canvas page for details and to communicate with instructor.
  • Class Number: 19515
  • Instructor: ALLABUSH, K. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $25.00
  • Seats Available: 0

Class will have in person components along with online work. See Canvas page for details and to communicate with instructor.

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

GEO 2100 - 001 Reactive Earth

GEO 2100 - 001 Reactive Earth

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: BOWEN, G. J.
  • Instructor: BROOKS, P. D.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 14

GEO 2100 - 002 Reactive Earth

GEO 2100 - 002 Reactive Earth

  • Class Number: 14661
  • Instructor: BOWEN, G. J.
  • Instructor: BROOKS, P. D.
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 2100 - 003 Reactive Earth

GEO 2100 - 003 Reactive Earth

  • Class Number: 19136
  • Instructor: BOWEN, G. J.
  • Instructor: BROOKS, P. D.
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 13

GEO 2500 - 001 Wasatch in the Field

GEO 2500 - 001 Wasatch in the Field

GEO 3020 - 001 Mineralogy


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

GEO 3020 - 001 Mineralogy

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: LAMBART, S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

GEO 3020 - 002 Mineralogy


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 3020 - 002 Mineralogy

  • Class Number: 15088
  • Instructor: LAMBART, S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: Online
  • Units: --
  • 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 3030 - 090 Living with Quakes


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/.

GEO 3030 - 090 Living with Quakes

  • Class Number: 7701
  • Instructor: DINTER, D. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 41

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/.

GEO 3040 - 001 Sedimentology & Stratig


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 3040 - 001 Sedimentology & Stratig

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: CHAN, M. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 20

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 3040 - 002 Sedimentology & Stratig

GEO 3040 - 002 Sedimentology & Stratig

  • Class Number: 4411
  • Instructor: CHAN, M. A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: Online
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 20

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

  • Class Number: 15086
  • Instructor: LIN, F.
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, P. C. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 3368 - 090 Energy Choices


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/.

GEO 3368 - 090 Energy Choices

  • Class Number: 11490
  • Instructor: EDGAR, T. N.
  • Instructor: OPARA, A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/.

GEO 3400 - 002 Computational Methods

GEO 3400 - 002 Computational Methods

  • Class Number: 18567
  • Instructor: JEWELL, P. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 3800 - 001 The Oceans


Please check CANVAS for more information about in person and online meeting schedules or email your professor. The course fee covers all required textbooks and course materials at a reduced cost. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

GEO 3800 - 001 The Oceans

  • Class Number: 9939
  • Instructor: BOWEN, B. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $46.60
  • Seats Available: 1

Please check CANVAS for more information about in person and online meeting schedules or email your professor. The course fee covers all required textbooks and course materials at a reduced cost. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

GEO 3900 - 001 Undergrad Research

GEO 3900 - 001 Undergrad Research

  • Class Number: 4406
  • Instructor: CERLING, T. E.
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

  • Class Number: 4407
  • Instructor: CERLING, T. E.
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 5210 - 002 Seismology I

GEO 5210 - 002 Seismology I

  • Class Number: 19596
  • Instructor: THORNE, M. S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $39.75
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 5250 - 001 Inversion Theory


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

GEO 5250 - 001 Inversion Theory

  • Class Number: 4408
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, M. S.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

GEO 5270 - 001 Geomorphology


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5270 - 001 Geomorphology

  • Class Number: 17548
  • Instructor: MOORE, J. R.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5350 - 001 Groundwater


This course will be hybrid with online and smaller in person components. Please check CANVAS for more information and guidelines from your instructor.

GEO 5350 - 001 Groundwater

  • Class Number: 4409
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, D. K. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $5.00
  • Seats Available: 5

This course will be hybrid with online and smaller in person components. Please check CANVAS for more information and guidelines from your instructor.

GEO 5368 - 090 Energy Choices


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/.

GEO 5368 - 090 Energy Choices

  • Class Number: 11491
  • Instructor: EDGAR, T. N.
  • Instructor: OPARA, A. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/.

GEO 5370 - 001 Environ. Contaminants


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5370 - 001 Environ. Contaminants

  • Class Number: 15090
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, W. P.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5510 - 001 PICP 1a


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5510 - 001 PICP 1a

  • Class Number: 17962
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, C.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 1.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5520 - 001 PICP 1b


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5520 - 001 PICP 1b

  • Class Number: 17963
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, L. P.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 1.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

  • Class Number: 4412
  • Instructor: CERLING, T. E.
  • Component: Practicum
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

  • Class Number: 4413
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 38

GEO 5920 - 014 Earth and the Planets


Class will be from August 25, 2020 to December 1, 2020.

GEO 5920 - 014 Earth and the Planets

  • Class Number: 18646
  • Instructor: KARNER, J. M.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

Class will be from August 25, 2020 to December 1, 2020.

GEO 6211 - 002 Seismology I

GEO 6211 - 002 Seismology I

  • Class Number: 19590
  • Instructor: THORNE, M. S.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $39.75
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 6250 - 001 Inversion Theory & Apps


This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

GEO 6250 - 001 Inversion Theory & Apps

  • Class Number: 4414
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, M. S. - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 13

This is an online course, which does not have a specific meeting time or location throughout the semester. For additional information, please visit https://online.utah.edu/about-online-learning/

GEO 6270 - 001 Geomorphology


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6270 - 001 Geomorphology

  • Class Number: 17549
  • Instructor: MOORE, J. R.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6350 - 001 Groundwater

GEO 6350 - 001 Groundwater

  • Class Number: 4415
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, D. K.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 6370 - 001 Environ. Contaminants


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6370 - 001 Environ. Contaminants

  • Class Number: 15094
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, W. P.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6510 - 001 PICP 1a


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6510 - 001 PICP 1a

  • Class Number: 17958
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, C.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 1.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6520 - 001 PICP 1b


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6520 - 001 PICP 1b

  • Class Number: 17964
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, L. P.
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 1.5
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6665 - 001 Paleophysiology


Enrollment is by application only. Application are available at: http://biologylabs.utah.edu/farmer/Computational%20Paleophysiology.html For questions about the course please contact the instructor at cg.frmr@gmail.com

GEO 6665 - 001 Paleophysiology

  • Class Number: 10937
  • Instructor: FARMER, C. G.
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $200.00
  • Seats Available: 5

Enrollment is by application only. Application are available at: http://biologylabs.utah.edu/farmer/Computational%20Paleophysiology.html For questions about the course please contact the instructor at cg.frmr@gmail.com

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

  • Class Number: 4416
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 38

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

  • Class Number: 4417
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, M. S.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 6920 - 003 Nano & Micro Part Transport


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6920 - 003 Nano & Micro Part Transport

  • Class Number: 17872
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, W. P.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 6920 - 012 Mineralogy

GEO 6920 - 012 Mineralogy

  • Class Number: 19616
  • Instructor: LAMBART, S.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 6920 - 013 Phys Pro Earth Sci

GEO 6920 - 013 Phys Pro Earth Sci

  • Class Number: 19618
  • Instructor: LIN, F.
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, P. C.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 6920 - 014 Geophysics Grad Discuss

GEO 6920 - 014 Geophysics Grad Discuss

  • Class Number: 19749
  • Instructor: MOORE, J. R.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 11

GEO 6950 - 001 Reviews Earth Sci

GEO 6950 - 001 Reviews Earth Sci

GEO 6970 - 001 Thesis Research-Masters


Please contact the department office to obtain class numbers for additional sections of Thesis Research.

GEO 6970 - 001 Thesis Research-Masters

  • Class Number: 4420
  • Instructor: ALLABUSH, K. A.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

Please contact the department office to obtain class numbers for additional sections of Thesis Research.

GEO 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 4419
  • Instructor: CERLING, T. E.
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 7920 - 001 EM Seminar

GEO 7920 - 001 EM Seminar

  • Class Number: 4563
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, M. S.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 7920 - 003 Nano & Micro Part Transport


This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 7920 - 003 Nano & Micro Part Transport

  • Class Number: 17873
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, W. P.
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

This is a Hybrid course, which uses a mixture of online, face-to-face, and technology enhanced instruction.

GEO 7970 - 001 Thesis Research-Ph D


Please contact the department office to obtain class numbers for additional sections of Thesis Research.

GEO 7970 - 001 Thesis Research-Ph D

  • Class Number: 4433
  • Instructor: ALLABUSH, K. A.
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

Please contact the department office to obtain class numbers for additional sections of Thesis Research.

GEO 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 4447
  • Instructor: CERLING, T. E.
  • 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: 4448
  • Instructor: CERLING, T. E.
  • Component: Continuing Registration
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4