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Earth Sciences

Gain knowledge about geology and other earth sciences and the role these sciences play in modern society with a minor in earth sciences.

Why Study Earth Sciences?

A minor in earth sciences will not only give you a greater understanding of geology, but also provide you with foundational knowledge in related subjects like meteorology and oceanography. By studying the Earth's dynamic processes and the geologic record of the planet's past you will understand the links between the geosphere, biosphere and society. This will assist you in making more informed decisions regarding our Earth's future, including sustainable practices, natural resource management and more efficient renewable energy.


Degrees & Offerings

Earth Sciences

Minor
  Vermillion Main Campus

Through the minor in earth sciences, you will learn about sustainable practices for the Earth and study the history of the planet.

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Sustainability & Environment

The field of sustainability invites us to examine the world we live in and imagine the possibilities for a brighter future. Find solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges through the Department of Sustainability & Environment.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Sustainability & Environment. Our faculty are experts in the field, bringing practical experience in ecology, behavior change, hydrology, energy, climate change and more.
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Joseph Kantenbacher

Assistant Professor
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Mark Sweeney

Professor
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Ranjeet John

Assistant Professor
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Brenda Walker

Senior Secretary
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Bess Vlaisavljevich

Assistant Professor
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Cheyenne Marco

Senior Lecturer
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Rand Wergin

Associate Professor
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Tony Krus

Assistant Professor
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Kenneth Green

Instructor
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Mike Allgrunn

Professor
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Jacob Kerby

Chair, Biology/Professor
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Mandie Weinandt

Director, CTL/Instructor
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David Carr Ph.D.

Chair, ECON & DSCI/Professor
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Pere Miro

Assistant Professor
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Jeff Wesner

Associate Professor
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David Swanson

Director, Missouri River Institute/Professor
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Shane Nordyke

Coordinator, Chieseman Center/Professor
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Dale Clark

Senior Lecturer
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Shelby Jepperson

Assistant Professor of Practice
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Vijayalakshmi Saravanan

Assistant Professor
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Mark Dixon

Professor
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Ed Gerrish

Coordinator, MPA/Associate Professor
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Molly Rozum

Associate Professor/Ronald M. Nelson Distinguished Professor

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