Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science

The Department offers the Ph.D. degree in Earth Systems Science with majors in Geosciences and Natural Resource Science and Management. In the Geosciences major, opportunities for concentrated studies are in atmospheric sciences, tectonics, igneous petrology/geochemistry/economic geology, hydrogeology and environmental geology, stratigraphy/sedimentology, micropaleontology, and geophysics/GIS/remote sensing. In the Natural Resource Science and Management major, opportunities for research are mainly in land and aquatic system science, natural resource conservation and management, and environmental economics and policy. Much of faculty and student research in both majors is based in South Florida, the Caribbean region, and Latin America.

Additional information: The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains an Occupational Outlook for jobs for Atmospheric Scientists, Geoscientists, Hydrologists, Natural Science Managers, Conservation Scientists, and Environmental Scientists.