About the Department

Our undergraduate and graduate students gain a strong foundation across the geosciences. Areas of specialization may include environmental and isotope geochemistry, applied geophysics and tectonics, paleoclimatology, planetary science, remote sensing and GIS, volcanology, and human-environmental interactions.


Welcome Our New Assistant Professor Dr. Brian Thomas!

Dr. Brian Thomas will be joining our department as an Assistant Professor in Geoscience and Water Sustainability.  Please help us in making him feel welcome!

Congratulations to Alumni Matthew Dieterich!

Matthew Dieterich, Spring 2015 MS graduate from our department had his photo chosen to be used on a stamp for the USPS.

Postal Service Previews 13th of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial - Stamp Highlights Mount Rainier National Park

Please view his photography site as well!

Check out Alumni Alison Plummer!

Enjoy this article of what our Alumni Alison Plummer is up to.

Dervla Kumar recipient of a GSA Graduate Student Research Grant!

Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Dervla Kumar on receiving the GSA Graduate Student Research Grant this year!