Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


The UTA Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will prepare you for a rewarding career with our innovative education and world-class research programs. These programs are led by highly esteemed faculty and conducted in top-notch facilities which equip students for careers in industry, research, or academia. We have many specialized undergraduate degree programs that offer an excellent foundation in Earth and environmental sciences, and our graduate programs provide advanced training in a collaborative research environment which has the Carnegie Classification's highest rating: R1 Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity. Research and education go hand-in-hand and all students are encouraged to become active in research early in their academic careers.

Close-up photo of hands holding a rock sample while it is being measured.

Research Areas

• Sustainability • Geochronology • Geohazards • Tectonics and Paleoclimate • Climate Change and Impact • Nano-Petrophysics • Environmental Geochemistry • Environmental Health • Environmental Chemistry • Biostratigraphy • Low Temperature Geochemistry