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.


Summer Internship Oppurtunity

The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach in the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking two talented and motivated undergraduates for four-month paid summer internships (May-August 2018).

Congratulations to our Mellon Fellowship Awardees!

The department would like to congratulate Arielle Woods, Suryodoy Ghoshal, Rebecca Forgrave, and Aster Lei on receiving the 2018-2019 Mellon Fellowships!

Ph.D. Student Molly O'Beirne at the Honor's College Convocation!

Molly O'Beirne was honored this month by the University's Honors College at Carnegie Music Hall as one of the 2018 graduate honoree for her academic achievement!


Green Funding Approval!

Our undergraduate student, Austin Jepsky an Environmental Science major, was approved for Green Funding to add to our sustainable garden on the side of SRCC.  It will be brought around to the front of our building.  The Pitt Sustainable Landscapes Garden, known as Marlie Gardens, was created in 2015 and is a student designed project intended as an example of how sustainable practices and use of native plants can benefit wildlife, aid in storm water management and improve the overall health of our urban environment.