The University of Delaware’s Department of Earth Sciences (ES) prepares students for the real world by exposing them to exciting opportunities through education and research in the classroom, the laboratory and the field.
Our graduates go on to fulfilling careers in environmental consulting firms, the energy industry, governmental regulatory agencies, earth science teaching and research in the geological sciences. ES programs feature small classes with hands-on field and laboratory-based instruction delivered by an internationally respected, research-active faculty.
Environmental Studies* (B.A.)
Geological Sciences (B.A. or B.S.)
Earth Science Education (B.S.)
Environmental Science* (B.S.)
Environmental Science and Management (M.S.)
Geological Sciences (M.S.)
Water Science and Policy* (M.S.)
*Denotes programs administered by other academic units in partnership with the Department of Earth Sciences.
FEATURED ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Water Science & Policy Ph.D.
The interdisciplinary Water Science and Policy program draws on faculty expertise from four different colleges within UD, allowing students to build a broad knowledge of the subject while also developing a specialty in an aspect of either water science or policy. Learn more about the program and find a list of faculty advisors.
Fresh Water Under the Ocean
Learn about other research areas in the department or check out our full list of faculty to explore their research interests.
Fresh water under the ocean: youtube.com/watch?v=vHieAQHbmh4
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