Welcome to Earth and Space Sciences

Mission

The mission of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is to integrate a broad diversity and range of scientific information regarding the Earth and its surroundings in space into a coherent and understandable framework. This integration of Earth and space-related information is unique among the sciences and makes the department an important part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Programs in the department emphasize the importance of a student's appreciation of their physical surroundings and environment in their daily lives.