Undergraduate Programs 

motivated by the SPACE AROUND YOU

Through our undergraduate programs, EAPS students learn about the earth and atmospheric and planetary science phenomena and processes which affects daily life and prepare for futures that might include working to preserve and enhance the environment, determining the sources of earthquakes and landslides, teaching, investigating the past or the future through plate tectonics or fossil discoveries, exploring new worlds, or forecasting the weather.
 
The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences undergraduate programs prepare students to investigate a wide variety of areas, with a common emphasis on an understanding of interactions between and within different parts of the Earth system. Within our interdisciplinary department, students may specialize in one or more aspects of the Earth system.

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Majors: Specific programs of study include:

  • Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology
    Within the atmospheric science major, students can select elective courses to focus their study on weather forecasting, research, environmental monitoring, and specialties within those areas.
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  • Geology & Geophysics
    Within the geology and geophysics major, students can select elective courses to focus their study on areas such as basin analysis, biogeochemistry, engineering geology, geochemistry, geomechanics, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, paleontology, planetary science, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics.
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  • Environmental Geosciences
    Using a background in geology or atmospheric science as their foundation, students can use an interdisciplinary approach to study ground-water contamination, landfill management, landslide risk, urban planning, climate change, and many other contemporary environmental issues.
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  • Earth Space/Science Education
    The earth/space science education program provides a broad earth science core; a strong background in math, chemistry, and physics; and courses in education covering student development, integration of content and teaching methods, use of technology, fostering community, and assessing outcomes.
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  • Interdisciplinary Science Degree
    If you are interested in pursuing EAPS through the Interdisciplinary Science degree, additional information may be found under the Read More link below.
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Field Camp Note to Earth Science Majors: 

Earth science majors must take a six-week summer field camp in the western United States.
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Additional Information for All Students:

Please follow links below to additional information.

EAPS Student Clubs

Association for Environmental and Engineering Geologists: AEG is a club for all students of any major who are interested in geology or geology-related topics. Activities include field trips, guest speakers, and meetings. Advisor: Terry West

Purdue University Geologic Society (PUGS) is a club for all students of any major who are interested in geology or geology-related topics. Activities include field trips, guest speakers, and regular meetings. Advisor: Saad Haq

Purdue University Meteorological Association (PUMA): PUMA is the student chapter of the AMS (Americal Meteorological Society) and is intended for all students interested in meteorology. PUMA offers trips, organizes events, invites guest speakers, and holds regular meetings. Advisor: : Sonia Lasher-Trapp

Please visit the PUMA blog: http://purdue-weather.blogspot.com