- About Us
As part of the School of Environment, Arts and Society in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Earth and Environment is focused on understanding the natural world and its interactions with human systems to build the skills and understanding needed for sustainable societies. The department offers a broad range of classroom, field and laboratory experiences in atmospheric, aquatic, earth and agricultural sciences as well as environmental management and policy. Through multidisciplinary research and education, the department creates synergies in water resources and water policy, climate change and climate policy, and geologic hazards and hazard mitigation. Faculty provide regional and international perspectives on important environmental issues, ensuring students are ready to face the challenges of the 21st century. Excellence in the fields of remote sensing, geographic information systems, and ecotoxicology have enabled the department to contribute to rapid responses to environmental disasters.