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

Why choose Earth and Environmental Sciences?!

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



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New Undergraduate Degree Option in Environmental Geoscience



The Department of Earth Sciences is pleased to announce that we will be offering a new degree option for our undergraduate students in Environmental Geosciences. Students may choose to pursue a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Environmental Geosciences. We hope that this new degree option will open various opportunities for our students in a growing career field, preparing them to work in various areas including environmental consulting firms, as well as, federal, state, and nonprofit agencies.


For more information, please contact Dr. Joshua Feinberg at:

Also, check out this great spotlight by CSE: Environmental Geosciences.


Department alumnus Haakon Fossen awarded a Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals by the University of Minnesota.

Department alumnus Haakon Fossen


Congratulations to Department alumnus Haakon Fossen (PhD 1992), a professor of structural geology at the University of Bergen, on being awarded a Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals by the University of Minnesota. Read more.



Peter K. Kang selected as an Associate of the Institute on the Environment


Congratulations Peter Kang on being selected as an Associate of the Institute on the Environment




Interested in Working with the Department of Earth Sciences?

If you are interested in applying for any positions available here in the Department of Earth Sciences, check out the current positions available for more information.



Atmospheric conditions on campus now