Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Statement against racism


The School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities stands firmly against the systemic racism that has long afflicted our society and still causes immeasurable daily harm to Black People, Indigenous Peoples, and People of Color. In this time of sorrow and anger at the events in Minneapolis and in so many other places, please read our collaboratively-written document that expresses the values of our community of Earth & environmental scientists: UMN ESCI Statement Against Racism


COVID-19 Campus Update:


Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the University of Minnesota has moved to extended reduced opertions.  All coursework on all five University of Minnesota campuses will be delivered online during the summer session. Faculty, staff, and researchers will continue to work remotely. Please review the University's COVID-19 updates for additional information. For information on other department events, please contact the department at Thank you.


Why choose Earth and Environmental Sciences?!


Interested in pursuing an academic career in Earth and Environmental Sciences? Hear from two current students about why they choose Earth and Environmental Sciences and what they like about our program!



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