Department of Geology and Geophysics, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology,University of Hawaii
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The University of Hawaii is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant institution, and this is reflected in the research and teaching programs of the UH at Manoa Department of Geology and Geophysics. The department offers a wide range of active, extramurally-funded, research and study programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The department has a reputation for high quality faculty, research facilities, and opportunities. Our BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees cover a wide range of earth science of topics. The geographic location in the midst of the Pacific Ocean and the rich geologic setting of Hawaii provide a natural focus for research programs in
* Volcanology and Eruptive Hazards * Surficial and Marine Environmental Geology * Mantle and Lithospheric Dynamics * Remote Sensing and Planetary Geology * Shaping Earth's Crust
The faculty is large (about 29 teaching and research faculty and about 36 additional graduate faculty) and diverse, so there are strong programs in all major subdisciplines. The quality of the school's research vessels, submersibles, and analytical and computing facilities reflects its commitment to the excellence in field studies, as well as in theoretical and modeling studies. About 20,000 students are enrolled at the Manoa campus, and the Department of Geology and Geophysics normally has 50-60 graduate students and 40-50 undergraduate students in residence. About one thrid of the students are women and 15% are from foreign countries.
The Department is part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), formed in 1988 to enhance educational opportunities and to accelerate growth of the University in these fields.