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.



PhD Student Giannina Ramirez receives ARCS Pittsburgh Endowed Scholar Award

We are pleased to announce that our first year PhD student Giannina Ramirez has been selected to receive the ARCS Pittsburgh Endowed Scholar Award!

Read the executive summary here.

Geology professors receive award from Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Pitt researchers Brian Stewart (PI) and Rosemary Capo (co-I) receive funding for a work optimizing rare earth element capture during treatment of acid mine drainage.

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.