Departmental Advisors
Director, Graduate Affairs
Paul Brooks
383 FASB
Director, Undergraduate
Pete Lippert
383 FASB
Geological Engr
Paul Jewell
383 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: 15530
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK 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: 6548
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $484.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 539 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem


Students must also register for GEO 538-001. This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 539 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem

  • Class Number: 10119
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $425.00
  • Seats Available: 3

Students must also register for GEO 538-001. This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

  • Class Number: 5572
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK A - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 13187
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK A - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $25.00
  • Seats Available: 230

GEO 1080 - 001 Solar System

GEO 1080 - 001 Solar System

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

GEO 1110 - 001 Intr to Earth Systems

GEO 1110 - 001 Intr to Earth Systems

  • Class Number: 5241
  • Instructor: JEWELL, PAUL - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 1115 - 002 Intro Earth Systems Lab

GEO 1115 - 002 Intro Earth Systems Lab

  • Class Number: 6678
  • Instructor: JEWELL, PAUL - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 2100 - 001 Reactive Earth


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

GEO 2100 - 001 Reactive Earth


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

GEO 2100 - 002 Reactive Earth

GEO 2100 - 002 Reactive Earth

GEO 3010 - 001 Geophysics


Sections 2-3 belong to this course. This course requires registration for a lab discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section.

GEO 3010 - 001 Geophysics

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: THORNE, MICHAEL S - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $46.65
  • Seats Available: 4

Sections 2-3 belong to this course. This course requires registration for a lab discussion section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section.

GEO 3010 - 002 Geophysics

GEO 3010 - 002 Geophysics

  • Class Number: 5579
  • Instructor: THORNE, MICHAEL S - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

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/. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/drop.php

GEO 3030 - 090 Living with Quakes

  • Class Number: 7904
  • Instructor: Miller, Scott R - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

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/. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/drop.php

GEO 3065 - 001 Struc Geology Engineers

GEO 3065 - 001 Struc Geology Engineers

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: DINTER, DAVID A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 3065 - 002 Struc Geology Engineers

GEO 3065 - 002 Struc Geology Engineers

  • Class Number: 14664
  • Instructor: DINTER, DAVID A
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 3070 - 001 Petrology for Engineers

GEO 3070 - 001 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: Karner, James M
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 3070 - 002 Petrology for Engineers

GEO 3070 - 002 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number: 14660
  • Instructor: Karner, James M
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 3075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

GEO 3075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

  • Class Number: 13188
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

GEO 3300 - 001 The Water Planet


Live virtual class through Canvas on Wednesdays, 10:45am-11:35am. Fridays will be instructor office hours. Please check Canvas for more course information.

GEO 3300 - 001 The Water Planet

  • Class Number: 18596
  • Instructor: GADDIS, ERICA J
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $10.00
  • Seats Available: 1

Live virtual class through Canvas on Wednesdays, 10:45am-11:35am. Fridays will be instructor office hours. Please check Canvas for more course information.

GEO 3900 - 001 Undergrad Research

GEO 3900 - 001 Undergrad Research

  • Class Number: 2873
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE E
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

GEO 4060 - 001 Struct Geol & Tectonics

GEO 4060 - 001 Struct Geol & Tectonics

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 4060 - 002 Struct Geol & Tectonics

GEO 4060 - 002 Struct Geol & Tectonics

  • Class Number: 14666
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C - View Feedback
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 4500 - 001 Field Methods

GEO 4500 - 001 Field Methods

GEO 4500 - 003 Field Methods

GEO 4500 - 003 Field Methods

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

  • Class Number: 2874
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE E
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 4999 - 001 Honors Thesis/Project

GEO 4999 - 001 Honors Thesis/Project

  • Class Number: 7726
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE E
  • Component: Honors Thesis Project
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 5075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

GEO 5075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

  • Class Number: 13800
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 5150 - 001 Geological Engg Design


This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 5150 - 001 Geological Engg Design

  • Class Number: 10960
  • Instructor: SEELY, DANIEL D - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 14

This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 5180 - 001 Paleoecology

GEO 5180 - 001 Paleoecology

  • Class Number: 17559
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 13

GEO 5220 - 001 Seismology II

GEO 5220 - 001 Seismology II

  • Class Number: 17156
  • Instructor: LIN, FAN-CHI
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 5240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods


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 5240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods

  • Class Number: 5989
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 11

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 5320 - 001 Signal Processing

GEO 5320 - 001 Signal Processing

  • Class Number: 17157
  • Instructor: KOPER, KEITH D
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 14

GEO 5385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling


Students must also register for GEO 5390/6390.

GEO 5385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling

  • Class Number: 6869
  • Instructor: HUMPHREY, CHRISTOPHER E
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

Students must also register for GEO 5390/6390.

GEO 5390 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem


Students must also register for GEO 5385/6385. This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 5390 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem

  • Class Number: 6867
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM P - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

Students must also register for GEO 5385/6385. This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 5650 - 001 Hydrology

GEO 5650 - 001 Hydrology

  • Class Number: 18875
  • Instructor: BROOKS, PAUL D - View Feedback
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

  • Class Number: 2876
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE E
  • Component: Practicum
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 18

GEO 5910 - 001 Hydrology Seminar

GEO 5910 - 001 Hydrology Seminar

  • Class Number: 12387
  • Instructor: BROOKS, PAUL D
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

  • Class Number: 2877
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL J
  • Instructor: Thorne, Michael L
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 5920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin

GEO 5920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin

  • Class Number: 17565
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, CARI
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

GEO 5920 - 013 Advanced Petrology

GEO 5920 - 013 Advanced Petrology

  • Class Number: 17158
  • Instructor: LAMBART, SARAH
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 5920 - 015 Special Topics

GEO 5920 - 015 Special Topics

  • Class Number: 19430
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 6150 - 001 Geological Engg Design


This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 6150 - 001 Geological Engg Design

  • Class Number: 10961
  • Instructor: SEELY, DANIEL D
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 14

This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 6180 - 001 Paleoecology

GEO 6180 - 001 Paleoecology

  • Class Number: 17560
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 6222 - 001 Seismology II

GEO 6222 - 001 Seismology II

  • Class Number: 17566
  • Instructor: LIN, FAN-CHI
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 6240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods


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 6240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods

  • Class Number: 5990
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 14

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 6320 - 001 Signal Processing

GEO 6320 - 001 Signal Processing

  • Class Number: 17152
  • Instructor: KOPER, KEITH D
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 6385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling


Students must also register for 5390/6390.

GEO 6385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling

  • Class Number: 6870
  • Instructor: HUMPHREY, CHRISTOPHER E
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 16

Students must also register for 5390/6390.

GEO 6390 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem


This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 6390 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem

  • Class Number: 6868
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 16

This is a split attendance class, where students will be assigned to attend one or more of the times listed in the schedule. Students will receive additional content through technology.

GEO 6650 - 001 Hydrology

GEO 6650 - 001 Hydrology

  • Class Number: 18874
  • Instructor: BROOKS, PAUL D
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

  • Class Number: 2878
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL J
  • Instructor: Thorne, Michael L
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

  • Class Number: 2879
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

GEO 6920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin

GEO 6920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin

  • Class Number: 17567
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, CARI - View Feedback
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 6920 - 013 Advanced Petrology

GEO 6920 - 013 Advanced Petrology

  • Class Number: 17161
  • Instructor: LAMBART, SARAH
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 6920 - 015 Special Topics

GEO 6920 - 015 Special Topics

  • Class Number: 18876
  • Instructor: LAMBART, SARAH
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 6920 - 016 Structural Geology & Tectonics


GEO 6920-016 will meet with GEO 4060. Also note laboratory days are Wednesdays, 2-5pm, Hybrid & IVC, FASB 375

GEO 6920 - 016 Structural Geology & Tectonics

  • Class Number: 19096
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

GEO 6920-016 will meet with GEO 4060. Also note laboratory days are Wednesdays, 2-5pm, Hybrid & IVC, FASB 375

GEO 6920 - 017 Grad Seismo Seminar

GEO 6920 - 017 Grad Seismo Seminar

  • Class Number: 19221
  • Instructor: FARRELL, JAMIE M
  • Instructor: KOPER, KEITH D
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 6

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: 14670
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN 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 6970 - 028 Thesis Research-Masters

GEO 6970 - 028 Thesis Research-Masters

  • Class Number: 17163
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 2880
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE 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: 2939
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 7920 - 013 Advanced Petrology

GEO 7920 - 013 Advanced Petrology

  • Class Number: 17151
  • Instructor: LAMBART, SARAH
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

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: 14697
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN A
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

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

GEO 7970 - 030 Thesis Research-Ph D

GEO 7970 - 030 Thesis Research-Ph D

  • Class Number: 17164
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 2881
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE 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: 2882
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE E
  • Component: Continuing Registration
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4