Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Mission Statement

Our mission is to excel in education and research in Earth system sciences and human-environmental interactions. We aim to provide students with the scientific basis to work in geology, atmospheric science and environmental science, and promote sustainability at all levels in society.

Overview/Description

The department offers a major in Environmental Science with two options (Environmental Science and Geoscience) and a major in Meteorology. All programs provide foundations in chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics and interdisciplinary understanding how the earth system works. Department focus areas are: climate and climate change research, decision support, and education; forecasting of weather and extreme events; use of state-of-the art analytical laboratory and field methods in geochemistry and pollution research; and assessment of Earth system changes from geologic to modern time scales. Career opportunities of graduates include private and public sector employment in research and environmental consulting, weather/climate forecasting, flood predictions and management, water/air/soil pollution control and remediation, traditional and renewable energy research, resource exploration and development, environmental impact assessments, and sustainability.

For additional information, visit the Department of Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences website.