Departmental Advisors
Director, Graduate Affairs
Lauren Birgenheier
383 FASB
Director, Undergraduate
Pete Lippert
383 FASB
Geological Engr
Jeff Moore
383 FASB
Undergraduate Academic Advising
Sean Meyer
104 FASB
Graduate Coordinator
801-581-7162
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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: 12001
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Remote Real-Time
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $505.00
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 104 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 7251
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Remote Real-Time
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $530.00
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 110 - 001 Evolving Earth

GEO 110 - 001 Evolving Earth

  • Class Number: 16281
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN A
  • Instructor: GODSEY, HOLLY
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $505.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 210 - 001 Reactive Earth

GEO 210 - 001 Reactive Earth

  • Class Number: 16282
  • Instructor: BROOKS, Paul
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $1,044.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

GEO 1000 - 001 Science in Cinema

  • Class Number: 5037
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Remote Real-Time
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $10.00
  • Seats Available: 345

GEO 1030 - 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 1030 - 090 Living with Quakes

  • Class Number: 13703
  • Instructor: Miller, Scott
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 65

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 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

GEO 1040 - 001 World of Dinosaurs

  • Class Number: 10088
  • Instructor: LOEWEN, MARK
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Remote Real-Time
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $25.00
  • Seats Available: 371

GEO 1050 - 090 National Parks Geology

GEO 1050 - 090 National Parks Geology

  • Class Number: 18623
  • Instructor: ANDERSON, LEIF
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 112

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

GEO 1100 - 001 Evolving Earth

  • Class Number: 10390
  • Instructor: Allabush, KATHLEEN A
  • Instructor: GODSEY, HOLLY
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 30

GEO 1120 - 002 Earth System Science

GEO 1120 - 002 Earth System Science

  • Class Number: 18632
  • Instructor: OSTRANDER, CHAD
  • Instructor: WANG, JON
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 21

GEO 2100 - 001 Reactive Earth


This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section. Meets with GEO 3070.

GEO 2100 - 001 Reactive Earth

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: BROOKS, Paul
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 10

This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section. Meets with GEO 3070.

GEO 2100 - 002 Reactive Earth


Meets with GEO 3070

GEO 2100 - 002 Reactive Earth

  • Class Number: 10824
  • Instructor: BROOKS, Paul
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $50.00
  • Seats Available: 10

Meets with GEO 3070

GEO 2500 - 001 Wasatch in the Field


This class will have required field work either on Thursdays or Fridays.

GEO 2500 - 001 Wasatch in the Field


This class will have required field work either on Thursdays or Fridays.

GEO 2500 - 002 Wasatch in the Field

GEO 2500 - 002 Wasatch in the Field

GEO 2500 - 003 Wasatch in the Field

GEO 2500 - 003 Wasatch in the Field

GEO 3020 - 001 Mineralogy


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 - 001 Mineralogy

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: Miyagi, Lowell M
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

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

GEO 3020 - 002 Mineralogy

  • Class Number: 18631
  • Instructor: Miyagi, Lowell M
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 3040 - 001 Sedimentology & Stratig


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: BIRGENHEIER, LAUREN P
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 4.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $85.00
  • Seats Available: 10

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: 13164
  • Instructor: BIRGENHEIER, LAUREN P
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $85.00
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 3070 - 001 Petrology for Engineers


This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section. Meets with first half of GEO 2100 sections 001 and 002.

GEO 3070 - 001 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 2.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

This course requires registration for a lab section. Students will be automatically registered for this lecture section when registering for the pertinent lab section. Meets with first half of GEO 2100 sections 001 and 002.

GEO 3070 - 002 Petrology for Engineers


Meets with first half of GEO 2100 sections 001 and 002

GEO 3070 - 002 Petrology for Engineers

  • Class Number: 18627
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

Meets with first half of GEO 2100 sections 001 and 002

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

GEO 3100 - 001 Dynamic Earth

  • Class Number: 11005
  • Instructor: KOPER, KEITH
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 17

GEO 3400 - 001 Computational Methods


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 3400 - 001 Computational Methods

  • Class Number:
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $96.47
  • Seats Available: 7

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 3400 - 002 Computational Methods

GEO 3400 - 002 Computational Methods

  • Class Number: 15464
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Laboratory
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: --
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $96.47
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 3900 - 001 Upr Div Undergrad Res

GEO 3900 - 001 Upr Div Undergrad Res

  • Class Number: 3755
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 7

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

GEO 4970 - 001 Senior Thesis

  • Class Number: 3756
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 4999 - 001 Honors Thesis/Project

GEO 4999 - 001 Honors Thesis/Project

  • Class Number: 13211
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C
  • Component: Honors Thesis Project
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 5210 - 090 Seismology I


The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

GEO 5210 - 090 Seismology I

  • Class Number: 12357
  • Instructor: THORNE, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $53.53
  • Seats Available: 9

The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

GEO 5250 - 001 Inversion Theory

GEO 5250 - 001 Inversion Theory

  • Class Number: 3757
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 5270 - 001 Geomorphology

GEO 5270 - 001 Geomorphology

  • Class Number: 18624
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 5350 - 001 Groundwater

GEO 5350 - 001 Groundwater

  • Class Number: 3758
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, Kip
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $12.00
  • Seats Available: 18

GEO 5650 - 001 Hydrology

GEO 5650 - 001 Hydrology

  • Class Number: 13704
  • Instructor: BROOKS, Paul
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $66.14
  • Seats Available: 0

GEO 5660 - 001 Geochemistry

GEO 5660 - 001 Geochemistry

  • Class Number: 18633
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Instructor: OSTRANDER, CHAD
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 5675 - 001 Paleo Reconstruction

GEO 5675 - 001 Paleo Reconstruction

  • Class Number: 18628
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 1

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

GEO 5900 - 001 Internship

  • Class Number: 3759
  • Instructor: LIPPERT, PETER C
  • Component: Practicum
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

GEO 5920 - 001 DLS-Undergraduate

GEO 5920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin


Also meets with Geo 6920-003 and Geo 7920-003. Prerequisites: Geo 3040 or equivalent, Geo 3900 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

GEO 5920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin

  • Class Number: 18634
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, CARI
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 9

Also meets with Geo 6920-003 and Geo 7920-003. Prerequisites: Geo 3040 or equivalent, Geo 3900 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

GEO 5920 - 004 Geoscience for Energy

GEO 5920 - 004 Geoscience for Energy

  • Class Number: 20079
  • Instructor: SORKHABI, RASOUL B
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 5920 - 005 Nano and Micro-Particle Transp

GEO 5920 - 005 Nano and Micro-Particle Transp

  • Class Number: 20095
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 5920 - 090 Intro to Linux Computing

GEO 5920 - 090 Intro to Linux Computing

  • Class Number: 18635
  • Instructor: THORNE, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 11

GEO 6211 - 090 Seismology I


The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

GEO 6211 - 090 Seismology I

  • Class Number: 12355
  • Instructor: THORNE, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $53.53
  • Seats Available: 5

The course fee covers digital course materials through the Inclusive Access program. Students may request to opt out here: https://portal.verba.io/utah/login

GEO 6250 - 001 Inversion Theory & Apps

GEO 6250 - 001 Inversion Theory & Apps

  • Class Number: 3761
  • Instructor: ZHDANOV, MICHAEL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 15

GEO 6270 - 001 Geomorphology

GEO 6270 - 001 Geomorphology

  • Class Number: 18625
  • Instructor: MOORE, JEFFREY R
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 6350 - 001 Groundwater

GEO 6350 - 001 Groundwater

  • Class Number: 3762
  • Instructor: SOLOMON, Kip
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $12.00
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 6650 - 001 Hydrology

GEO 6650 - 001 Hydrology

  • Class Number: 13705
  • Instructor: BROOKS, Paul
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $66.14
  • Seats Available: 8

GEO 6660 - 001 Geochemistry

GEO 6660 - 001 Geochemistry

  • Class Number: 18622
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Instructor: OSTRANDER, CHAD
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $65.00
  • Seats Available: 2

GEO 6675 - 001 Paleo Reconstruction

GEO 6675 - 001 Paleo Reconstruction

  • Class Number: 19592
  • Instructor: BOWEN, GABRIEL
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 6920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin


Also meets with Geo 5920-003 and Geo 7920-003. Prerequisites: Geo 3040 or equivalent, Geo 3900 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

GEO 6920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin

  • Class Number: 18637
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, CARI
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

Also meets with Geo 5920-003 and Geo 7920-003. Prerequisites: Geo 3040 or equivalent, Geo 3900 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

GEO 6920 - 004 Geoscience for Energy

GEO 6920 - 004 Geoscience for Energy

  • Class Number: 14079
  • Instructor: SORKHABI, RASOUL B
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 4

GEO 6920 - 005 Comp & Num Methods

GEO 6920 - 005 Comp & Num Methods

  • Class Number: 14464
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Fees: $96.47
  • Seats Available: 6

GEO 6920 - 007 Comp & Num Methods

GEO 6920 - 007 Comp & Num Methods

  • Class Number: 15003
  • Instructor: VAN DAM, TONIE
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 10

GEO 6920 - 008 Nano & Micro Part Transport

GEO 6920 - 008 Nano & Micro Part Transport

  • Class Number: 20096
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 0.5 - 5.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 6920 - 090 Intro to Linux Computing

GEO 6920 - 090 Intro to Linux Computing

  • Class Number: 18638
  • Instructor: THORNE, MICHAEL S
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Online
  • Units: 1.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 3

GEO 6950 - 001 Reviews Earth Sci

GEO 6950 - 001 Reviews Earth Sci

  • Class Number: 3765
  • Instructor: LIN, Fan-Chi
  • Component: Lecture
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 13

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: 3767
  • 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 - 029 Thesis Research-Masters

GEO 6970 - 029 Thesis Research-Masters

  • Class Number: 19910
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Component: Thesis Research
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 1.0 - 12.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 6970 - 030 Thesis Research-Masters

GEO 6970 - 030 Thesis Research-Masters

  • Class Number: 19911
  • Instructor: OSTRANDER, CHAD
  • 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: 3766
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Independent Study
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 7920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin


Also meets with Geo 5920-003 and Geo 6920-003

GEO 7920 - 003 Tectonics & Sedimentary Basin

  • Class Number: 18636
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, CARI
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

Also meets with Geo 5920-003 and Geo 6920-003

GEO 7920 - 004 Micro to Nano-Scale Trans Sim.

GEO 7920 - 004 Micro to Nano-Scale Trans Sim.

  • Class Number: 20097
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Special Topics
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Units: 1.0 - 3.0
  • Requisites: Yes
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5

GEO 7920 - 005 Geochemistry

GEO 7920 - 005 Geochemistry

  • Class Number: 20309
  • Instructor: DE OBESO, Juan Carlos
  • Instructor: OSTRANDER, CHAD
  • 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: 3780
  • 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 7970 - 031 Thesis Research-Ph D

GEO 7970 - 031 Thesis Research-Ph D

  • Class Number: 17349
  • Instructor: ANDERSON, LEIF
  • 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: 3794
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • 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: 3795
  • Instructor: JOHNSON, WILLIAM
  • Component: Continuing Registration
  • Type: In Person
  • Units: 0.0
  • Wait List: No
  • Seats Available: 5