Geologists study planet Earth, its history, evolution and physical properties and Geophysicists apply the principles of physics to these same endeavors. Discovery in Geology comes from studying the processes of Earth such as tectonics, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, flood and landslides and promotes innovation by protecting resources of our planet such as oil, gas, water and metals. Geophysicists use the principals of physics to find oil and minerals, study and predict geological hazards and illuminate understanding of the internal structure of our Earth, including earthquake science, the ocean and other physical features. The physical world is the Geologist and Geophysicist¹s laboratory and where global impact happens.
Dr. Melodie French ’14 (Ph.D.) has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Earth Sciences at Rice University beginning July 1, 2016.Read more
The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the Michel T. Halbouty '30 Visiting Chair in Geology and Geophysics.Read more
On March 31st, the Department of Geology & Geophysics hosted its Student Research Symposium.Read more