2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Earth and Environmental Science

Earth and environmental sciences are focused on understanding Earth's history. This is where we investigate how the Earth behaves, records its origin, age rocks and landscapes, and learn about the geological processes affecting modern environmental and ecological systems. The Department of Earth and Environmental Science offers two majors: one in Environmental Science and another in Geology. Geologists work to understand the history of our planet. By better understanding Earth’s history, they are able to foresee how events and processes of the past might influence the future, and environmental scientists conduct research to identify, control, or eliminate sources of pollutants or hazards affecting the environment or public health.

For majors, minors and course descriptions under this department please refer to Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Geology