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.
Ancient ocean methane not an immediate climate change threat
New research shows reservoirs of ocean methane in mid-latitude regions will not be released to the atmosphere under warming conditions.Continue Reading
Interested in geology and environmental sciences?
The department sponsors several seminars throughout the year, bringing notable speakers from around the country. Check out the seminar schedule for this year’s presentations.
New Mineral Named After University Alumnus
Dave Mao, '66 MS and '68 PhD had a new mineral named in his honor.
Sarah Harter, PhD Candidate
What do you enjoy most about U of R?
University of Rochester hosts some amazing Victorian architecture, and it’s fun to look around Rochester itself and see the history that has rooted itself.