Earth and Environmental Sciences

 

Geology students at a local outcrop
Geology students at a local outcrop
UMW students coring sediment in the Chesapeake Bay
UMW students coring sediment in the Chesapeake Bay
Sampling stream water at an acid mine drainage site in Virginia
Sampling stream water at an acid mine drainage site in Virginia
Dr. Kisila collecting a sediment core
Dr. Kisila collecting a sediment core
Student/faculty field trip to the Florida Everglades
Student/faculty field trip to the Florida Everglades
UMW student collecting a stream sample
UMW student collecting a stream sample
Yes, there are rock outcrops in eastern Virginia
Yes, there are rock outcrops in eastern Virginia
Dr. Kisila and a UMW student planning a sampling program.
Dr. Kisila and a UMW student planning a sampling program.
Environmental field work in a local stream
Environmental field work in a local stream
Geology class in the Blue Ridge
Geology class in the Blue Ridge
Geologic field work in Nova Scotia, Canada
Geologic field work in Nova Scotia, Canada
Students presenting their research at a professional conference
Students presenting their research at a professional conference

Welcome to the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department!  We offer five majors and one minor to allow you maximum flexibility in pursuing your academic and career interests: Environmental Science – Natural Science and Social Science tracks, Geology, Environmental Geology, and our newest major, Interdisciplinary Science Studies, which is designed for students interested in elementary science education.  We also offer a Minor in Environmental Sustainability