Environmental Earth Sciences Major

University of Notre Dame

Date Posted: June 13, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Environmental Earth Sciences major combines the disciplines of fluid dynamics, hydrology, environmental chemistry, and geochemistry in the context of Earth systems. The program focuses on the geology side of the environment and planetary systems and provides a foundation in the physical sciences, while also covering the impact of human activity on Earth processes. Specific courses cover topics such as geomorphology, Earth materials and petrology, mineralogy, environmental microbiology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy. The major is housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences.

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