The Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences help you understand the world around, under, and above you.

Connect human activity and natural events, including issues ranging from the environment to urban planning to planetary bodies.

Are multidisciplinary sciences that help us to understand the dynamic earth: its past, present, and future.

Are hands-on sciences – from the classroom to the lab to the field.

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences gives you opportunities to work directly with faculty who care about the learning, research, and teaching of geological sciences.

News

Professor Beverly Saylor in THINK Magazine

For CWRU geologist Beverly Saylor, Earth's layers are like history books.  Read more about Professor Saylor's research in this THINK article.

Meet Sarah Rasor, Senior Major in Environmental Geology

Tell us something about where you grew up I grew up in a smaller beach town along the coast of Southern California. My town's coldest month averages in the mid-60s and warmest month averages in the high-70s. We also get over 300 sunny days a year! California has so much...

Meet Thomas Hotaling, Senior Major in Environmental Geology

Tell us something about where you grew up Although I was born in Cincinnati, I have spent most of my life in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Even though I was surrounded by manicured lawns and plastic playgrounds, my parents made sure I had plenty of opportunities to go...