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Professor Katalin Szlavecz and with student examining soil near Olin Hall, searching for organisms such as worms and isopods.


Our faculty’s research areas cover the Earth and beyond: atmosphere, oceans, and climate; geochemistry; geology and geophysics; global change science; ecology and paleoecology; and planets.

Students walking in woods during Gambrills State Park field trip.

Undergraduate Program

Students can earn a bachelor’s degree in earth and planetary sciences, environmental science, or environmental studies.

A graduate student in discussion with an undergrad in Gambrills State Park.

PhD Program

The graduate program is designed to educate scientists who will make fundamental and lasting contributions to their fields.

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EPS featured in Arts and Sciences Magazine

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences writer Rachel Wallach offers a firsthand exploration of First-Year Seminar courses, which cover a range of topics that inspire new college students