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.


Meet Aubrey Anderson, Senior Major in Geology

Tell us something about where you grew up. I grew up in the suburbs of Illinois about an hour northwest of Chicago! Everything’s pretty flat there, so I had never seen a mountain myself until a trip my family took to Colorado over the summer of 2019. I came back...

Professor Beverly Saylor’s team receives $1.2 million W.M. Keck Foundation research grant to determine how ecological factors affect evolution

Professor Beverly Saylor leads interdisciplinary global group applying state-of-the art technology to answer ancient questions. To read the fully story click here.

EEPS Professor and Chair Steven Hauck talks to US News about the Earth Sciences

Professor Hauck talks to US News about what Earth Science is, and what Earth Scientists do.  He also talks about what you can do with an Earth Science degree. To read the article, click here.