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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Research in Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Research in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences includes a wide range of investigations into the way the Earth works and the processes that shape our evolving planet. Opportunities are available for students to work with our faculty in the following areas:

Research Concentrations

  • Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • Earthquake and Exploration Seismology
  • Environmental Geology and Geophysics
  • Earth Surface Processes
  • Paleoclimate
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Dynamics and Processes of Sedimentary Systems
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Structural Geology

Additional information about our research programs can be found at our Faculty web page.

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