Typically, there are around 25 students majoring in Geology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Some were born and raised in the islands; others are on the National Student Exchange program; still others are from foreign countries. But they all share common interests: a love for the outdoors, for geology, and for volcanoes. What sets the UH Hilo Geology Department apart from all others is the extraordinary opportunities students enjoy here.
Opportunities for Geology Majors to Assist HVO
UH Hilo Geology Majors often have opportunities to work on projects with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Opportunities for Public Outreach
UH Hilo Geology Majors enjoy teaching school children about earthquakes and volcanoes, at events such as Onizuka Day, or with the CSAV school visit program.
Opportunities for Working with CSAV International
Each summer, the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes needs a few UH Hilo Geology majors to assist with our International Training Program in Volcano Hazards Monitoring. It's a great way to gain experience and work with scientists from HVO, CVO, and AVO, and from volcano observatories in developing countries.
Opportunities for Real-world Experience
At UH Hilo, Geology majors learn skills needed for professional careers, by collecting data in the field and working at job sites.