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

Department invites applications for new Chairperson

New Faculty 2015
Graduate Student Opportunities Available

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

Photos from the Department Office Renovation, 2016-17

Dr. Alexa Sedlacek to speak Friday, February 17

Dr. Neal Iverson’s research highlighted in College News

Dr. Yuyu Zhou’s research highlighted in College News

Dr. Seth Stein to speak Friday, February 10


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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