Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 25, 2021  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .

Course Offerings  

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell is focused on understanding the nature and evolution of our home planet by applying the basic principles of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. EAS hosts frontier research on a wide variety of processes which drive the solid earth, the oceans, and the atmosphere. From geohazards to critical resources, from the origin of mountains to the origin of megastorms, from the inner core to the edge of space, from reading the geological record of ancient earth to forecasting meteorological threats to future earth, the scientists and students of EAS use the latest technologies while traveling the globe to probe our physical environment. We are dedicated to training the next generation of global leaders in earth and atmospheric sciences while promoting a citizenry informed on the science behind the important environmental and hazard issues of our time.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers two undergraduate majors in this field: 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers three undergraduate minors in this field:


D. L. Hysell, chair; G. A. Abers, R. W. Allmendinger, W. D.  Allmon, T. R. Ault, L. D. Brown, S. J. Colucci, A. T. DeGaetano, L. A. Derry, E. Gazel, C. H. Greene, P.G. Hess, T. E. Jordan, S. Mahlburg Kay, K. M. Keranen, R. B. Lohman, N. M. Mahowald, B. C. Monger, M. E. Pritchard, S. C. Pryor, S. J. Riha, J. F. H. Thompson, W. M. White, M. W. Wysocki