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Events

AUG
22

First Day of Classes

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

AUG
29
SEP
02

Faculty Retreat

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

SEP
06

Faculty Meeting

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

SEP
08

DeFord Lecture | TBD

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JGB 2.324 (Boyd Auditorium)

SEP
13

DeFord Lecture | TBD

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JGB 2.324 (Boyd Auditorium)

Research & Education Programs

The Department of Geological Sciences seeks to answer some of the fundamental questions in earth science and address some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century for the benefit of society.

Founded in 1888, UT Austin’s Department of Geological Sciences—the academic unit of the Jackson School of Geosciences—is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious geoscience programs in the world. The graduate program in the top ten nationally for Earth sciences, the only program in Texas with this distinction.

With over 50 faculty members and a research program addressing the most pressing issues of the 21st century—climate, water, energy transition,natural resources, or natural disasters—while exploring fundamental questions in Earth and planetary sciences, the Department is among the largest and most academically diverse in the world. The Department offers unparalleled field, computational and analytical laboratory research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students—one of the largest combined enrollments of any major geosciences program—and has over 5,000 alumni.