Earth and Environmental Sciences

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Earth and Environmental Sciences students will find excellent opportunities to explore contemporary environmental issues and participate in scientific research with departmental faculty; whether in excellent facilities or in the current Gulf Coast environmental field laboratories.

A Glance at the Program

  • Consists of a multidisciplinary approach that combines natural science and research management
  • Students learn to analyze physical and socio-economic environments and to reach decisions concerning environmental use and management
  • Offers a core curriculum that is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the earth and environmental sciences, as well as in the modern methods and techniques used by scientists and environmental professionals 
  • Techniques include cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial statistics, and environmental sampling and surveying 
  • Classes generally host 25-35 students, while labs consist of 15-20 students.

Research Highlights

Learn more about Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku's latest research entitled:

(Mal)adaptation Opportunism: When Other Interests Take Over Stated or Intended Climate Change Adaptation Objectives (and their Unintended Effects)

Dr. Owusu Daaku's Research

Department News

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences 2017-2018 Seminar Series continues Tuesday, November 14th with the following opportunity:

"Imperiled Seabird and Shorebird monitoring along the Florida panhandle Gulf Coast"
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
4:00-5:00 pm
Building 13/ Room 230

Join us to learn about the challenges of monitoring the beach-nesting birds of Florida's panhandle. Presented by Caroline Stahala Ph.D. (Panhandle Shorebird Program Manager). Seabird and shorebirds have adapted to deal with a range of natural forces, including major storms, predators, and an ever-shifting coastal landscape. Layered on top of these natural challenges are the major disruptions to coastal ecosystems caused by human activity, as well as the longer-term threats associated with climate change. Please join us November 14, from 4-5 Building 13, Room 230. For more information, please contact Faculty Host, Ms. Chasidy Hobbs at

We hope to see you there!

Nov 14th Seminar Flyer