Earth and Environmental Science

Studying the past and the present of the Earth, including interactions among the non-living environment, humans and other forms of life, to inform responsible decisions about the future.

Educational Programs

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Undergraduate

Two undergraduate majors in Earth Science and in Environmental Studies equip our students with thorough understanding of nature and environmental issues through classroom education combined with practical learning in the lab and the field.

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MES Program

Professional Masters

Two Professional Masters programs in Environmental Studies and in Applied Geosciences prepare full or part-time students to become experts in managing complex environmental problems.

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Graduate Student

PhD

A PhD program in Earth and Environmental Science enables students to become successful independent researchers in academia or non-academic settings.

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Research

Research done by our faculty, postdoctoral scientists and students focuses on a wide variety of the Earth system’s non-living and living components to increase the understanding of how our planet works and responds to perturbations, such as the global environmental change brought about by human activities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our guiding principle is to embrace all dimensions of human diversity, both because it is morally just and because fostering diversity, equity and inclusion enhances scientific creativity and is key to achieving an environmentally sustainable future.

The Water Center

Housed in the Earth and Environmental Science Department, The Water Center combines water science with policy innovation to develop integrated new strategies for solutions to the most challenging urban water problems.

The Water Center homepage can be found here - https://watercenter.sas.upenn.edu/.

Events


EES Seminar Series - Dr. Laurie Barge

Apr 1, 2022 at - | Hayden Hall 358

The Department of Earth & Environmental Science University of Pennsylvania Invites you to attend a EES Seminar Series Friday, April 1st - 3:00 PM   Dr. Laurie Barge Research Scientist NASA Jet Propulsion…

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EES Seminar Series - Dr. Vashan Wright

Apr 15, 2022 at - | Hayden Hall Room 358

The Department of Earth & Environmental Science University of Pennsylvania Invites you to attend a EES Seminar Series Friday, April 15th - 3:00 PM   Dr. Vashan Wright Assistant Professor Scripps Institution…

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