|Field of Study:||Environmental Science
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
|Description:||The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers degree programs in geology (GEO) as well as in environmental geoscience and geology-physics in partnership with the Department of Physics. Research strengths at the department include environmental geosciences, sedimentary systems, natural resources, earth materials and geodynamics.
Geology involves the study of the composition, structure and evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies. The discipline builds from a basic understanding of physics, chemistry, and often biology, and extends into many specialties like mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, sedimentary systems, environmental geology, economic geology, geochemistry, structural geology and geophysics