Mission Statement

Department of Geology, University of Hawaii-Hilo

The mission of the UH-Hilo Geology department is to provide students with a rigorous high-quality foundation in geological science. The primary goal is to prepare students for gradate studies work as professional geologists or careers in secondary education planning or natural resource management. The geology department also supports the liberal arts mission of the University by providing general education students a broader knowledge of their natural environment. Although delivery of quality undergraduate education is the focus of the departments efforts, the department also supports and contributes to advancement of scientific knowledge, application of geologic knowledge, and community education and service.