Major in Earth and Space Sciences
The field of earth and space sciences is a broadly based multidisciplinary science combining geology, astronomy, atmospheric science and marine science. The major in earth and space sciences leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree and is a diversified program in the natural sciences and mathematics aimed at fostering a basic understanding of the earth and space sciences; it also includes concentrated study in any one of the natural sciences or mathematics or interdisciplinary studies in environmental geoscience.
The Earth and Space Sciences major has two programs of study.
Programs of Study
Click here for an overview of the requirements for both programs of study.
News & Announcements
Geosciences Department Newsletter
Dr. Ryan Porter will be delivering a lecture entitled "The Role of Downwellings in the Cenozoic Evolution of the North American Lithosphere" on Tuesday, 5/3/16 at 4:00PM in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123).
Melissa Sims chosen to introduce Secretary of Energy at NSLS-II Dedication
Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann
Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument
PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award
Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team
Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL
Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars
Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award
Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team