Changing climate, dwindling energy resources, natural hazards, and deteriorating environmental quality are among the most challenging of societal problems. Geoscientists, who study Earth processes and resources to understand and help address these and related issues, are in high demand. A degree in geology or meteorology opens the door to career opportunities that involve:

  • innovative technologies
  • outdoor adventures and world travel
  • work that helps sustain society and protect the planet
New Graduate Student Opportunities Available

New Faculty 2015
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Our department is committed to providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment for students:

Dr. Robert W. Ritzi to speak Tuesday, November 29

Dr. Ashlee Dere to speak Tuesday, November 15

Dr. Ghassem Asrar to speak Tuesday, November 1

Dr. James O’Connor to speak Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25

Dr. Joseph Tribbia to speak Tuesday, October 18


Department faculty members maintain well-funded research programs in several focus areas:

These programs fuel discovery and provide the basis for active graduate programs in geology and meteorology and for undergraduate research and employment opportunities.

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