The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences explores the way the Earth works and the processes that shape our evolving planet. Our faculty integrate a strong commitment to quality teaching with an active research program that spans a broad array of topics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Our undergraduate major programs and our graduate program prepare students for careers in the geosciences and related fields. Research opportunities are available for students to work with our faculty studying the Earth’s complex systems and the interrelations among the solid earth, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, and the atmosphere. Our students learn to be scientifically literate citizens of planet Earth, well prepared to address the challenges and opportunities of maintaining a habitable planet for future generations.