The Earth Sciences are those fields of study concerned with both solid and fluid Earth materials and processes.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Kent State University is committed to the integration of teaching, the advancement of knowledge, and public service, in an inclusive and accessible environment. 

Explore Degrees and Careers in Geology/Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences offers a comprehensive course of study leading to B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Our degree programs allow for great flexibility and a personalized course of study. Start by downloading our Earth Sciences Major/Minor brochure here. 

Bachelor of Science in Geology

Master of Science in Geology

Ph.D. in Applied Geology

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Advisors in Earth Sciences

Undergraduate Advisors

Dr. Carrie E. Schweitzer

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Dr. Neil A.Wells

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. David Singer

Field camp director

Dr. David Hacker

Academic Chair

Dr. Joseph Ortiz

Updates and Announcements

  • PhD Candidate Max Barczok awarded a University Fellowship

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  • Our recent funding updates include: the development of an expanded pigment spectral library for identification of phytoplankton by visible derivative spectroscopy, the Stark Campus Acquisition of an Intuitive Multi-Touch Scanning Electron Microscope, and others.

  • Earth Sciences 41092 (undergraduate) and 51092 (graduate) carry six semester hours of credit. ESCI 41092 is required for all B.S. candidates in the Department of Earth Sciences. 

  • The Department of Earth Sciences welcomes guest speakers on Fridays in room 234 McGilvrey Hall, at 12:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

  • When using the secure link to donate to the Rodney M. Feldmann Scholarship in Earth Sciences, here are a few tips of clarification:

    • Make a donation online
    • Select your designation of choice from the drop-down menu
    • Select Rodney Feldmann Memorial Scholarship for Earth Sciences - 100621
    • Complete Your Information section