Majors & Minors
Choose from geology, environmental science, environmental studies, and geomechanics.
A variety of research choices allows students to specialize in one area, or explore a vast array of interdisciplinary studies.
We specialize in geochemistry, environmental sciences, palaeomagnetism, geodynamics, geological structure and tectonics.
How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate? Ancient rocks hold clues
New paleomagnetic research suggests Earth’s solid inner core formed 550 million years ago and restored our planet’s magnetic field.Continue Reading
New Mineral Named After University Alumnus
Dave Mao, '66 MS and '68 PhD had a new mineral named in his honor.
Matt Loman, PhD Candidate
What got you interested in Earth and Environmental Sciences?
A love of nature and a desire to understand and do something about climate change.
Climate andOcean Science
Plate Tectonics andPaleomagnetism