Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

About the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) provides training for those who want to become professional geologists, environmental scientists, or atmospheric scientists. Students in EAS seek careers in the application of earth and atmospheric sciences to the minerals, energy, weather, and environmental industries as well as federal and state agencies, research laboratories, and postsecondary education. The department also provides preparation for students who wish to teach earth science at the secondary school level, and for those who seek a general knowledge of the relationship of earth and atmospheric sciences to other sciences.