Why choose Pitt?
The complexities of human interaction with nature demand a truly interdisciplinary approach. Our students gain this comprehensive background through coursework, internships, field camps, undergraduate research, and study abroad opportunities. The Department of Geology and Planetary Science's Environmental Studies Program has produced both Udall and Truman scholarship winners, and our alumni now work in both corporate and nonprofit sectors. Read More
ES students win top Phi Beta Kappa honors
Two Environmental Studies students won the Edison Montgomery award as Pitt's Outstanding Juniors at last year's Phi Beta Kappa induction.
Environmental Studies major Gabe Miller ('11) stands in the midst of Braddock Farms, an urban farm in the heart of Braddock, PA.
Greening of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh has emerged from its industrial past as a new center for technology, medicine, art, and tourism, and its future is as bright as the skies over the Golden Triangle...
Golden TriangleWhen asked how Pittsburgh could be improved, architect Frank Lloyd Wright reportedly said, "Abandon it." Luckily, the city’s leaders did something else. A unique public-private partnership cleaned the air and revitalized downtown, including the creation of Point State Park.
Department of Geology & Planetary Science
University of Pittsburgh
4107 O'Hara Street
SRCC, Room 200
Pittsburgh PA 15260-3332