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.
Lunar samples solve mystery of the moon’s supposed magnetic shield
Rochester geophysicists’ latest findings contradict longstanding assumptions about whether Earth’s moon ever had a magnetic shield.Continue Reading
New Mineral Named After University Alumnus
Dave Mao, '66 MS and '68 PhD had a new mineral named in his honor.
Climate andOcean Science
Plate Tectonics andPaleomagnetism