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.


Assistant Professor in Hydrology & Water Sustainability

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Hydrology and Water Sustainability. 

Commencement 2019!

Congratulations to our 2019 Graduates!

Our Environmental Studies Program (through the Heinz) and the School of Arts and Sciences are sponsors for the 2019 TRUSS symposium

The Three River Urban Soil Symposium (TRUSS) is a one-day symposium being held on Nov. 21, 2019. TRUSS is a cross-disciplinary workshop designed to bring community members, practitioners and academics together on topics of urban ag, forestry, stormwater, climate etc. By sharing lessons learned, best practices and emerging research the goal is to start closing the gap between academia and grassroots efforts taking place in communities. This is an opportunity for students to get exposure and build their network. The content goal for the students is to have them bridge what they’re learning in the classroom and what’s happening in real life in real time.

Congratulations to Ph.D. Student Rebecca Forgrave!

Be sure to congratulate the beautiful bride, Becky Fograve, on her recent marriage!