Dept. of Earth Sciences, Professor James Pizzuto, class field trip experience to Cape Henlopen, Delaware

Department of
Earth Sciences

Welcome


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.

Academic Programs

UNDERGRAD PROGRAMS

Environmental Studies* (B.A.)
Geological Sciences (B.A. or B.S.) 
Earth Science Education (B.S.)
Environmental Science* (B.S.) 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS

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.

RESEARCH

Student Spotlight


UD graduate researcher Mahmoud Sherif examines the age of groundwater in Egyptian aquifers. 


“I had a distinguished mentorship that guided me to explore the cutting edge in the field of my research using state-of-the-art analytical facilities.”

 

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Mahmoud Sherif tesing water samples in research lab
Undergraduate students around a drill rig in Indian River Bay

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.

 

Water Science and Policy website

LATEST NEWS

Rocks and wind

UD geology grad turns degree into job with offshore wind developer

From Botswana to Delaware

UD doctoral student reflects on her journey and aspirations

Ocean Currents summer lecture series

UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment takes Ocean Currents virtual this summer

Studying mercury contamination

Research from UD’s James Pizzuto may help clean up Virginia’s South River

Soil judging team

First UD soil judging team earns professional development benefits

NEWS SPOTLIGHT

Rocks and wind

Former UD grad student Katie Diaz

Having just wrapped up her master’s degree, UD grad Katie Diaz has accepted a job offer from DNV GL as an offshore wind analyst, and is excited to start her career in the offshore wind industry.

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

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