Our graduate program links a number of departments on campus
CEAE - Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
- Educates students to become leaders in the professional practice of engineering.
- Contributes to technological advances that benefit humankind while enhancing the earth's physical and biological resources.
- Emphasizes environmental and water resources engineering.
- Faculty representative: Michael Gooseff (co-director of Hydrologic Sciences).
GEOG - Geography
- Investigates relations between societies and their natural and built environments, emphasizing spatial patterns of human activity and physical/biological processes.
- Researches new methods for analysis of geographical data.
- Faculty representative: John Pitlick (co-director of Hydrologic Sciences).
GEOL - Geological Sciences
- Studies a wide range of Earth and environmental problems.
- Applies math, chemistry, and physics to the study of the earth and its various systems.
- Earth's natural resources and history.
- Dynamic processes involving crust and fluid movement within the Earth system.
- Complex interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere
- Faculty representative: Shemin Ge .
EBIO - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Studies the ecology and evolutionary biology of organisms, communities and ecosystems.
- Researches and educates in biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, evolutionary and developmental biology, conservation biology and animal behavior.
- Faculty representative: William Lewis .
ENVS - Environmental Studies
- Provides a broad, but rigorous interdisciplinary education in environmental issues and problem-solving, as opposed to a traditional, discipline-based training.
- Utilizes existing courses given in various Arts and Sciences departments, as well as a set of focused environmental studies courses.
- Draws from curricula in the earth and natural sciences as well as the social sciences.
- Faculty representative: Diane McKnight and John Pitlick (co-directors of Hydrologic Sciences).
ATOC - Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
- Provides an educational and research environment to examine the dynamical, physical, and chemical processes that occur in the atmosphere and the ocean.
- A major theme is the establishment of a physical basis for understanding, observing, and modeling climate and global change.
- Aims to be the focal point for atmospheric and oceanic science education and research training.
- Faculty representative: Katja Friedrich.