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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UIC offers education and research opportunities in the dynamic processes that modify our environment, including those influenced by human activity, and that shape the earth and other planetary bodies. Our students receive broad training in interdisciplinary earth science and, with faculty, conduct research that involves field work around the globe, laboratory investigations on campus and at national facilities, and computational modeling and simulations of big data.

We offer three degree programs: Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). A minor in Earth and Environmental Sciences is also available to undergraduate students. As a department, we prioritize supporting diverse identities, creating inclusive environments, and ensuring education and research opportunities are equitable. We invite you to explore our programs and consider the opportunities they provide for future careers.

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Oct 6 2022

Seminar: How Microscopic Crystalline Defects Control the Motion of Tectonic Plates by Elvira Mulyukova, Northwestern University

Thursday, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
SELE 1280
Oct 20 2022

Seminar: Building a More Realistic Earthquake Recurrence Model by James Neely from the University of Chicago

Thursday, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
SELE 1280