The Department which took on its present name in 1998 offers a wide range of courses and degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and graduate (PhD) levels. The undergraduate curriculum offers majors in Earth Science (EASC) and Environmental Studies (ENVS), as well as minors in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, and Sustainability and Environmental Management.The graduate group guides research leading to Doctoral degrees in range of fields that encompass our research interests in Biogeochemistry, Environmental Geology, Paleobiology, Surficial Processes, Tectonics, Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Thermochronology, and Paleobiology. Additionally, professional Masters Degrees are available in Environmental Studies and Applied Geosciences. These programs are administered by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies and designed for both full and part-time students interested in professional careers. The course guide can be found here.
The Department also is a partner in the research activities of the Kleinman Center for Energy and The Water Center. Both centers are instrumental in developing policy and sustainability practices, both nationally and locally.