Department Chair & Associate Professor: Scott Rochette, Ph.D.

Whether conducting an Ichthyosaur dig in Wyoming, studying the impact of shrinking wetlands systems, or forecasting severe storms in our weather center—the learning experience in each of the earth sciences is driven by a spirit of scientific inquiry and creative discovery. Through our close student-professor collaborations, with an emphasis on field work and research, and high academic standards, students prepare for careers in the earth sciences and its many related disciplines. Whatever direction their paths take, our graduates have gained the confidence and skills to take active, contributing roles as stewards and citizens of the Earth.


Browse the Department of the Earth Sciences Collections:

Earth Sciences Faculty Bookshelf

Earth Sciences Faculty Publications

Earth Sciences Honors Theses

Geotechnical Survey Reports