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.

Countdown to Homecoming Game

UWF vs Delta State

The Department Celebrates Homecoming with Our Two-Day Event

Join us Friday, October 13th from 4-6pm in building 13 for our EES Open House. There will be a reception, presentation of student and faculty research, and a Homecoming colloquium presented by a faculty speaker. Afterwards there will be a social at a nearby pub/restaurant.

On Saturday, October 14th, the department will host a tailgate at the UWF Football Homecoming game before kickoff at 4pm against Delta State. Department representatives will be on site early at the Blue Wahoos stadium so come hang with your favorite faculty and staff.

All members of the UWF Earth & Environmental Sciences community, students, alumni, friends and family, are welcome to the two-day event.

More details to come from us and UWF so be sure to follow us on social media!


Department News

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences 2017-2018 Seminar Series continues Tuesday, October 3rd. Matthew Ridley of Siemens Industry, Inc. will present “How Performance Contracting Helps Facilitate Energy and Water Reduction and Sustainability." All UWF students, faculty and anyone from the public is encouraged to attend. The seminar will be Tuesday, October 3rd from 4-5 pm in building 13/room 230. For more information please contact faculty host, Ms. Chasidy Hobbs at

Please see the attached Siemens Seminar Flyer.

Homecoming collage for week 1 august 28th

Weekly Photo Series: Week 1

Previous years' homecoming celebrations by the department.