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.


In Remembrance of Department of Geology and Environmental Science Emeritus Faculty Dr. Bud Rollins

It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Emeritus Harold “Bud” Rollins passed away on January 9, 2017.  His death follows that of his wife, Jude, in 2015.  Bud was a highly valued and much-revered member of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science from the time he joined it in 1969 until his retirement in 2003, and will be missed deeply by all who knew him.

Cartographic Abstractions

Be sure to check out Alumni James W. Morar in his exhibit at the University of Pittsburgh Law Library Gallery on February 24th at 5pm - 8pm.

International Attention for Dr. Emily Elliott and Lab Group!

Cambodian Times Publishes "Army Corps, Pitt Study Aging Infrastructure's Contribution to Nutrient Pollution" discussing Dr. Emily Elliott's lab group and their work.

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Elliott!

Dr. Emily Elliott was given an Honorable Mention for the 2017 Carnegie Science Awards in the Environmental Award category.  They wanted to recognize her excellent work during the annual Carnegie Science Awards Ceremony.