Earth & Environmental Systems


The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems provides students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of environmental, earth, and human systems. Anthropologists, geographers, and geologists, investigate fundamental questions that relate directly to the mechanics of the Earth’s physical processes, the spatial organization of societies, the study of human diversity, and the interaction between people and their environment. The department offers environmentally focused interdisciplinary degrees as well as traditional training in anthropology, geography, and geology. The department emphasizes experiential learning and facilitates student engagement in research.


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Earth & environmental sciences

with concentrations in:

Atmosphere & Surface Processes


Human & environmental systems

with concentrations in:



Geographic Information Science

graduate programs

Graduate application procedures and requirements

        open Position:  Chairperson of Earth & Environmental systems

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Research opportunities exist at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  EES faculty encourage interdisciplinary research projects and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty from other departments and universities as well as with government agencies and private industries.  State-of-the-art equipment and laboratories are available for student use.  We also offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and graduate teaching assistantships.  Travel support is also available for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research at professional meetings.