Geophysical data acquisition by students to image Marcellus Shale structures.
A multi-disciplinary, systems-based approach forms the basis for our undergraduate degree programs. The programs are designed to provide students with the strong science background needed to launch careers and advanced degrees.
Five flexible degree programs encourage specialization in one or more aspects of Earth systems science:
- Geological Sciences (BS)
- Geological Sciences (BA)
- Environmental Science (BS)
- Environmental Studies (BA)
- Geomechanics (BS)
Teaching is hands-on, with state-of-the art laboratories and field trips essential components of the degree program. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in faculty research, with opportunities for active participation in data acquisition projects worldwide. Undergraduate students work side-by-side with graduate students and faculty, maximizing the learning and teaching experience. The undergraduate degree programs and research opportunities provide excellent training for graduate studies, as illustrated by our alums holding professorships in major research institutions worldwide. The undergraduate course opens doors to careers in environmental monitoring, public policy, medicine, environmental health studies, geotechnics, natural hazards, petroleum and mineral exploration, and water resources.