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.



Commencement 2019!

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduates!

Emeritus Faculty Member Dr. William Cassidy

Unfortunately we have lost our Emeritus Faculty member, Dr. William Cassidy this past Sunday.

Dr. Andrews-Brown is 2020 Pitt Sustainability Awards in the Faculty Category

Dr. Andrews-Brown's personal leadership and commitment to sustainability at Pitt is both admired and appreciated. 

Pitt research on atmospheric deposition translated into local blog

Through the work of the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory, research results like Becky’s are making it into the hands of those empowered by science to advocate for sound decision-making