Earth and Environment

What you’ll study.

Albion's Earth and Environment students and faculty have wide-ranging interests in the earth. We're talking ultra-high-pressure rocks formed in intensely deformed mountains. The evolution of vertebrate fossils. Recent and modern climate and environmental change. Together, we explore the underpinnings of our world through a comprehensive curriculum and small class sizes. Majors and minors.

What you’ll do.

Research. It's fundamental, and it takes you places. In the last two years, we've been in California, Wyoming, South Dakota, Hawai’i, Sweden and Norway. Work in the field through an internship, a geology field camp, and our regional geology class. Field opportunities.

Where you’ll go.

Hands-on experience. Analytical skills. And close relationships with professors who care about your independent research and success. They all make a difference as you take your next step, whether you're continuing your studies or entering the field. Potential career paths.

Department News

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Julie Brigham-Grette, '77

Professor of Geosciences,
University of Massachusetts
at Amherst

Read her story