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Department of Geosciences

We take advantage of our location in the Northern Rockies and offer students affordable tuition and cost of living.  Our courses include hands-on learning, field exercises, laboratory experience, and the latest geotechnologies. It is our mission to train students for professional positions or further study. Our programs have a strong record of student career placement in government, industry, and education. Our professors have helped write the book and map for Idaho Geology.  We are proud to host a nationally recognized summer field camp at Lost River Field Station, north of Mackay, Idaho. Discover what ISU Geosciences has to offer.

Not only do we claim a strong field-based program, we have a legacy of national awards to prove it! 



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Do you like Podcasts?  Considering a career in the Geosciences?  Take a listen to "Pathways: A Career Podcast from the Idaho State University Career Center"

Additional Geology Information for COVID-19


Tutoring Services:

  • ISU's Content Area Tutoring supports GEOL 1100 students


Student Resources:

  • Please reach out to your Professors with course-specific questions
  • Please reach out to your advisor (see above) with degree or advising questions
  • For any other questions, reach out to Department Chair, Ben Crosby (

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8am- 5pm.