Departmental Advisors
Director, Graduate Affairs
Jeff Moore
383 FASB
Director, Undergraduate
Tonie Van Dam
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: 15473
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $465.00
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 6549
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $490.00
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 538 - 001 Intro GW Modeling


Students must also register for GEO 539-001

GEO 538 - 001 Intro GW Modeling

  • Class Number: 7045
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, KIP
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $335.00
  • Seats Available: 3

Students must also register for GEO 539-001

GEO 539 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem


Students must also register for GEO 538-001

GEO 539 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem

  • Class Number: 10096
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $465.00
  • Seats Available: 3

Students must also register for GEO 538-001

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

  • Class Number: 5573
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 63

GEO 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 13146
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 100

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

  • Class Number: 13149
  • Instructor: ANDERSON, LEIF
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, CARI
  • Instructor: MORRIS, EMMA
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

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

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 19

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

  • Class Number: 13238
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 19

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: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $42.00
  • Seats Available: 11

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: 5580
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $42.00
  • Seats Available: 11

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: 7890
  • Instructor: Miyagi, Lowell M
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $60.00
  • Seats Available: -1

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 3050 - 001 Ig/Met Petrogenesis


Sections 2-3 belong 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 3050 - 001 Ig/Met Petrogenesis

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: LAMBART, Sarah
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

Sections 2-3 belong 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 3050 - 002 Ig/Met Petrogenesis

GEO 3050 - 002 Ig/Met Petrogenesis

  • Class Number: 13152
  • Instructor: LAMBART, Sarah
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 3065 - 003 Struc Geology Engineers


Section 002 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 3065 - 003 Struc Geology Engineers

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

Section 002 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 3065 - 004 Struc Geology Engineers

GEO 3065 - 004 Struc Geology Engineers

  • Class Number: 19676
  • Instructor: HENRIQUEZ, SUSANA
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 3070 - 003 Petrology for Engineers

GEO 3070 - 003 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: Karner, James M
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 3070 - 004 Petrology for Engineers

GEO 3070 - 004 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number: 19667
  • Instructor: Karner, James M
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 3075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

GEO 3075 - 001 Intro Geol Engg

  • Class Number: 13147
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

  • Class Number: 13150
  • Instructor: ANDERSON, LEIF
  • Instructor: THORNE, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 3180 - 001 Paleobiology


Section 2 belongs to this lecture. 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 3180 - 001 Paleobiology

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN A
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $80.00
  • Seats Available: 2

Section 2 belongs to this lecture. 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 3180 - 002 Paleobiology

GEO 3180 - 002 Paleobiology

  • Class Number: 5990
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN A
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $80.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 3300 - 001 The Water Planet

GEO 3300 - 001 The Water Planet

  • Class Number: 17631
  • Instructor: GADDIS, ERICA
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, KIP
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $10.00
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 3900 - 001 Undergrad Research

GEO 3900 - 001 Undergrad Research

  • Class Number: 2872
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 4060 - 001 Struct Geol & Tectonics

GEO 4060 - 001 Struct Geol & Tectonics

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: Miller, Scott
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $40.55
  • Seats Available: 13

GEO 4060 - 002 Struct Geol & Tectonics

GEO 4060 - 002 Struct Geol & Tectonics

  • Class Number: 14613
  • Instructor: Miller, Scott
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 13

GEO 4500 - 001 Field Methods

GEO 4500 - 001 Field Methods

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: Bowen, BRENDA
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $75.00
  • Seats Available: 16

GEO 4500 - 003 Field Methods

GEO 4500 - 003 Field Methods

  • Class Number: 9372
  • Instructor: Bowen, BRENDA
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $75.00
  • Seats Available: 16

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

  • Class Number: 2873
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 4999 - 001 Honors Thesis/Project

GEO 4999 - 001 Honors Thesis/Project

  • Class Number: 7715
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • 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: 13753
  • 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

GEO 5150 - 001 Geological Engg Design

  • Class Number: 10933
  • Instructor: SEELY, DAN
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

GEO 5200 - 001 Depositional Environmen

GEO 5200 - 001 Depositional Environmen

  • Class Number: 17632
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, LAUREN P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 5220 - 001 Seismology II

GEO 5220 - 001 Seismology II

  • Class Number: 17633
  • Instructor: LIN, Fan-Chi
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

GEO 5240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods

GEO 5240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods

  • Class Number: 5991
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $249.41
  • Seats Available: 14

GEO 5360 - 001 Fluid Mechanics

GEO 5360 - 001 Fluid Mechanics

  • Class Number: 14614
  • Instructor: JEWELL, PAUL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $42.35
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 5385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling


Students must also register for GEO 5390/6390.

GEO 5385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling

  • Class Number: 6864
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, KIP
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • 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.

GEO 5390 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem

  • Class Number: 6862
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

Students must also register for GEO 5385/6385.

GEO 5500 - 001 Field Methods

GEO 5500 - 001 Field Methods

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: Bowen, BRENDA
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 5500 - 003 Field Methods

GEO 5500 - 003 Field Methods

  • Class Number: 9613
  • Instructor: Bowen, BRENDA
  • Component: Field Work
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

  • Class Number: 2875
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • Component: Practicum
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 19

GEO 5910 - 001 Hydrology Seminar

GEO 5910 - 001 Hydrology Seminar

  • Class Number: 12352
  • Instructor: JEWELL, PAUL
  • Component: Seminar
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 12

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate


Class will meet in ASB 518.

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

  • Class Number: 2876
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 17

Class will meet in ASB 518.

GEO 5920 - 003 Geodynamics

GEO 5920 - 003 Geodynamics

  • Class Number: 17634
  • Instructor: Miyagi, Lowell M
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 11

GEO 5920 - 011 Stable Iso & Mass Spec


Training in Stable Isotope Methods and Mass Spectrometry. For graduate students and highly motivated undergraduate students. Please contact instructor for permission code.

GEO 5920 - 011 Stable Iso & Mass Spec

  • Class Number: 18445
  • Instructor: CHAKRABORTY, SUVANKAR
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

Training in Stable Isotope Methods and Mass Spectrometry. For graduate students and highly motivated undergraduate students. Please contact instructor for permission code.

GEO 6150 - 001 Geological Engg Design

GEO 6150 - 001 Geological Engg Design

  • Class Number: 10934
  • Instructor: SEELY, DAN
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 6200 - 001 Depositional Environ

GEO 6200 - 001 Depositional Environ

  • Class Number: 17630
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, LAUREN P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 6222 - 001 Seismology II

GEO 6222 - 001 Seismology II

  • Class Number: 17629
  • Instructor: LIN, Fan-Chi
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 6240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods

GEO 6240 - 001 Electromagnetic Methods

  • Class Number: 5992
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid & IVC
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $249.41
  • Seats Available: 14

GEO 6360 - 001 Fluid Mechanics

GEO 6360 - 001 Fluid Mechanics

  • Class Number: 14604
  • Instructor: JEWELL, PAUL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $42.35
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 6385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling


Students must also register for 5390/6390.

GEO 6385 - 001 Intro GW Modeling

  • Class Number: 6865
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, KIP
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

Students must also register for 5390/6390.

GEO 6390 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem

GEO 6390 - 001 Sol Trns & Subsrf Rem

  • Class Number: 6863
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 14

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

GEO 6920 - 001 DLS-Graduate

  • Class Number: 2877
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 20

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

GEO 6920 - 002 Grad-EM Seminar

  • Class Number: 2878
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

GEO 6920 - 011 Stable Iso & Mass Spec


Training in Stable Isotope Methods and Mass Spectrometry. For graduate students and highly motivated undergraduate students. Please contact instructor for permission code.

GEO 6920 - 011 Stable Iso & Mass Spec

  • Class Number: 18446
  • Instructor: CHAKRABORTY, SUVANKAR
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 2

Training in Stable Isotope Methods and Mass Spectrometry. For graduate students and highly motivated undergraduate students. Please contact instructor for permission code.

GEO 6920 - 015 Geophysics

GEO 6920 - 015 Geophysics

  • Class Number: 19675
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 6920 - 016 Special Topics

GEO 6920 - 016 Special Topics

  • Class Number: 19842
  • Instructor: LAMBART, Sarah
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

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: 14617
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN 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 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 6980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 2879
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • 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: 2938
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 7920 - 003 Geodynamics

GEO 7920 - 003 Geodynamics

  • Class Number: 17628
  • Instructor: Miyagi, Lowell M
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

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: 14644
  • 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 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

GEO 7980 - 001 Faculty Consultation

  • Class Number: 2880
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • 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: 2881
  • Instructor: CERLING, THURE
  • Component: Continuing Registration
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5