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.

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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 Fall 2023 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. This schedule is subject to change and there may be additional seminars added soon.

September 15: Dr. Bryce Lowery - Christopher D. Gibbs College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma will present, "Public Policy to Address Physical Determinants of Health Case Studies of Cannabis Exposure and Food Access."

October 6: Dr. Ethan Bottone - Assistant Professor of Geography at Northwest Missouri State University will present, "Reading the Green Book: The Intersection of Black Geographies and Critical GIS,"

November 3: Dr. Lorrayne Miralha - Assistant Professor at Ohio State University, FABE and Core Faculty member in the Translational Data Analytics Institute, TDAI will present, "Disturbed Landscapes and Water Quality Patterns in the United States: Implications for Management and Policy."

November 10: Dr. April Luginbuhl Mather, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College will present, "The Academic/Public Nexus: The Role of Public Scholarship in Geographic Literacy."

November 17: Dr. John Lyons, Volcano Geophysicist with USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory and MSU alumnus, 1998 - B.S. Geology will present, "Infrasound and Seismic Data from Restless and Erupting Volcanoes in Alaska."

December 1: Tim Rosenbury and Randall Whitman will make a presentation on the Grant Avenue Planning project.

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