Programs in Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences maintains a strong foundation in both geology and geography with an ever-increasing dedication to earth systems. We offer graduate degrees (Doctorate and Masters level) focused towards both geology and geography, and a series of undergraduate degrees and specializations in geology, geography, and earth systems. NEW! The department also offers a One year Professional Masters Program in Applied Hydrogeology.

The department offers three undergraduate majors that are similar to, but do not directly correspond with, the above research themes: Geology, Geography, and Earth Systems. Our goal is to provide rigorous training in the evolving fields of geology and geography, while providing a third (and broader) option for students who want to focus on integrating disciplines and processes within the context of Earth system science. In addition, we have recently joined the multi-departmental Environmental Science program in CNS and provide a leadership role in teaching and mentoring students in this multidisciplinary major.

Chief undergraduate advisor (Geography): Dr. Piper Gaubatz
Chief undergraduate advisor (Geology & Earth systems): Dr. Mark Leckie

Graduate program director (Geography): Dr. Eve Vogel
Graduate program director (Geology): Dr. Michele Cooke

GIST program director: Dr. Forrest Bowlick

Contact us

Department of Geosciences
627 North Pleasant Street
233 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

Phone: (413) 545-2286
Fax: (413) 545-1200