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.


Pitt Snapshot on Department's Graduate Matt Dieterich!

Pitt's snapshot is highlighting our MS graduate Matt Dieterich!

25 Most Influential Papers Published in JGR-Planets

JGR- Planets is celebrating their 25th anniversary by publishing the 25 most influential papers published in JGR-Planets.  Our Emeritus faculty Dr. Bruce Hapke's paper, Space Weathering from Mercury ro the Asteroid Belt, is on the list!

Department's Soccer Team for the Win!

The Department's soccer team took a win October 24th, 3-1!