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!

Welcome Our Newest Staff Member, Jessica Caldwell

Hello my name is Jessica Caldwell. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I am really looking forward to working here at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Congratulations to our Ph.D. Graduate Dr. Lucy Rose!

Dr. Lucy Rose has been chosen to represent the University of Pittsburgh in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering category of the 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award.