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Undergraduate student Francesca Basil summited Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Department of Geology and Geography provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to understand the sustainability of natural and human systems. Students in Sustainability Studies and Earth & Environmental Science learn analytical skills, apply their experience in the field and meet professionals from a broad cross-section of one of the fastest-growing career sectors worldwide. Both degrees provide foundations in their respective disciplines and provide applications to sustainability.

Message from the Chair, Dr. Brent McCusker: We welcome students to learn about the sustainability of coupled human and natural systems. We seek to foster diversity and provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. Our faculty and staff encourage questions and we are all committed to your success.

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Sustainability Studies BA  Earth & Environmental Science BS

New degree programs in Sustainability are here! 

The Earth and Environmental Science BS degree covers core geological principles with applications in sustainability.

The Sustainability Studies BA degree covers core geographical principles with applications in sustainability. 

Email Tara Robbins for details (

Old Undergraduate Degree Programs

Geology Geography Environmental Geoscience

*Geology, Geography, and Environmental Geoscience programs are not admitting any new majors. The links above for these majors are for current students only.  Read the FAQs

GRADUATE PROGRAMS in Geology & Geography

Geology Geography GIS and Spatial Analysis