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.



2022 Geology and Environmental Science graduates gathered for a group photo on staircase.

Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates!

Graduating seniors in Geology & Environmental Science were honored at the department's reception on May 1st, 2022.

Ward Allebach stands outside wearing one of his signature Hawaiian shirts

Professor Ward Allebach featured in the Pitt News!

The Pitt news published a Sillhouette on the department's own Ward Allebach. Read the full story here.

Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown stands in front of minerals on display in the department of Geology and Environmental Science

Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown featured in the Pitt News!

Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown, Environmental Studies Program coordinator, was recently featured in the Pitt News! Read the full story here.