We are a diverse group of scholars committed to providing students with a high-quality classroom education and opportunities in research. Our mission is to develop, apply and disseminate scientific knowledge about the Earth and Earth's systems throughout its 4.6 billion year history.

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Grad student Michael Hopkins and Asst. Professor Nicole Gasparini identifying field sites on the volcanic tableland, Eastern CA.
Research scientist, Alex Kolker, taking a push core sample at Port du Lac, LA.
Geomorphology students observing open channel flow in the Bogue Falaya River, Covington, LA.
Rocks are part of departmental records.
Ph.D. graduate student, Elizabeth Williams, in the American lotus fields of the Atchafalaya delta
EENS students on field trip to Llano Texas.
EENS students and faculty on field trip to Bryce Canyon, Utah.
A geology hammer has many uses.
Grad students Glenn Fischer and Jianwei Han installing erosion pins in Wainaia Gulch near Hawi, Hawaii.
Geology alum. Austin Nijhuis, measuring sediment layering, 2011 Grand Canyon Colloquium.

Grand Canyon Colloquium

One of the best geology classrooms in the world, this class is offered each spring semester.

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Graduate Research Opportunities

We offer a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Graduate students in our department are involved in a wide range of research, from investigating ice shelves in Antarctica to river channel morphology in Hawaii, including studies of the Mississippi delta and river systems in our backyard laboratory.

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Research Spotlight

Professor Karen JohannessonProfessor Karen Johannesson has been selected by the International Association of GeoChemistry as an IAGC Fellow for 2013-2014. Read More »

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