School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability



Explore and study Earth

Connect yourself to Earth’s sciences: social, physical or natural.

Survey the past and present. Use technology to build, plan and aid public needs. 

Grow through expert faculty, field trips and engaging research.

Your field awaits.

Undergraduate programs

Select a major that matches your career goals.

Students on a field trip, underground, in a local cave. They are wearing hard hats and using flashlights to see the cave features.
Student working from a notebook sized computer and taking written notes.

Already have a major?

Consider adding a minor.

One student communicating about something on a piece of paper to another student.
Complement or strengthen your major with a touch of science.

Research and outreach

We can help you network, grow and discover.

Local wildflowers growing next to a waterway.
Protect and restore water quality in the region. Take part in projects and research.
Stacked drawers full of samples of rocks and minerals for students to use to study.
You’ve found something. What is it?
Student working with local citizens for a community project.
Build experience for your future in planning. Help plan and develop community projects.

The SEES Spring 2024 seminar schedule

All SEES seminars are free and open to the public. The seminars are presented in Blunt Hall 345 and begin at 2:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. More information may be announced as the schedule evolves.

Friday, February 9: Dr. Mallik Mahmud, Assistant Professor of Geography, McGill University. New Sea Ice Regime in the Arctic

Friday, February 16: Dr. Edward (Ted) Holland, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Arkansas. A talk on political geography research in E. Europe/Russia and how human geography can help understand today's geopolitics.

Friday, February 23: Debora Barr, MSU alumna 1986 - BS Geology Firm Foundation for a Unique Career & Life Path

Friday, March 1: Dr. Mark Palmer, Department Chair, Department of Geography, University of Missouri - Columbia, Art and Argument: Indigitization of a Kiowa Historical Map for Teaching and Research

Friday, April 5: Dr. Kutay Güler, Associate Professor of Architecture and Design, Kansas State University, Current Issues in Housing Design

Friday, April 12: Dr. Anne M. Hofmeister, Research Professor, Washington University-St. Louis, Gravitational Mechanisms for Plate Tectonics and Lunar Orbital Evolution with Implications

Friday, April 26: Dr. Kevin Mickus, MSU, SEES Distinguished Professor, The Okavango Rift Zone of Botswana

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