• Jaws of Death

    The cast of the mosasaur Gnathomortis stadtmani's bones kept here at Brigham Young University's Eyring Science Center is getting its shot at fame from this new article. This huge prehistoric lizard was recently renamed after a new investigation into the structure of its jaws.

  • Digging Into Plate Tectonics

    We live in a moving world – not even the rocks under our feet are fixed (as many of us experienced yesterday). On this recent episode of Constant Wonder, host Marcus Smith sat down with geological sciences professor Ron Harris to talk about the beauty and drama of tectonic plates. [Listen]

  • Urban Dust and Dry Lakebeds

    BYU Geological Sciences researched the effect of dry lakebeds on urban dust

  • BYU Inspiring Learning Medallion

    A beautiful one-ounce silver medallion, commemorating James E. Talmage and the President's emphasis on experiential learning, has been minted by our department, and is now available for purchase!

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Department Overview

The geological sciences consist of a number of disciplines aimed at understanding the earth's origin and development and the natural processes that have operated upon it and within it from the time of the formation of the solar system.