The Department of Geological Sciences is among the largest and most academically diverse programs in the world, emphasizing global field work and the Jackson School’s world-renowned research institutes, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Institute for Geophysics.

News

Events

SEP
28

Alumni and Friends Networking Reception at AAPG/SEG Image

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wright Room at the Appaloosa Grill, 535 16th St., Second Floor

SEP
29

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Sarah Jaye-Oliva (UBC)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SEP
30

De Ford Lecture: Jessica Barnes

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

OCT
01

UTIG Seminar Series: Mark Panning, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Zoom Meeting

OCT
05

Faculty Meeting

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

OCT
05

UTIG Discussion Hour: Zach Sickmann, UTIG

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

OCT
07

Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Meeting

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

OCT
07

De Ford Lecture: Marisa Palucis

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

OCT
08

Michael Young - Bureau of Economic Geology

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Zoom or PRC, BEG Bldg. 130, Main Conference Room 1.202

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 main academic unit of the Jackson School of Geosciences—is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious geoscience programs in the world. Consistently ranked as one of the top ten graduate programs for earth sciences (U.S. News & World Report), the Department also receives top ten specialty rankings for geology and geophysics/seismology.

With over 50 faculty members, the Department is among the largest and most academically diverse in the world. The Department is home to one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments of any major geosciences program and has over 5,000 alumni.