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Our research program brings our faculty and students to every continent on the planet to collect observational data that are ultimately integrated with analytical data acquired in our state-of-the art laboratory and computing facilities.



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Graduate study in the Department of Earth Sciences offers students opportunities for field and laboratory-based geological and geophysical research spanning the Earth’s deep interior, lithosphere and surface on a host of timescales.

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The Department of Earth Sciences offers bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees. The bachelor of science degree is recommended for students intending to pursue a career in the Earth Sciences–either professionally or in academia.

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Making Beaches into Hillsides

May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM

East Coast Landscape Evolution Influenced by Many Geological Factors...

Convocation Reception

May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM

Department of Earth Sciences Convocation Reception 11:15am on the Quad Award Ceremony 12:30pm in Heroy Lobbby ...