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Through coursework, field research and hands-on learning, our students study the planet Earth and the processes that shape it through time. Small class sizes and close relationships with faculty allow many opportunities to work and study in the lab and in the field .

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Why Study Geosciences at the University of Dayton?

University of Dayton sophomore Steven Shattuck discusses why he chose to major in environmental geosciences at the University of Dayton. He enjoys the opportunities for field research, hands-on learning, small class sizes and close relationships with faculty that UD provides.

Why Study Geosciences at the University of Dayton?

University of Dayton sophomore Steven Shattuck discusses why he chose to major in environmental geosciences at the University of Dayton. He enjoys the opportunities for field research, hands-on learning, small class sizes and close relationships with faculty that UD provides.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

In the News
Research 11.09.21
National Science Foundation awards University of Dayton isotope geochemist $157K to study impact of extreme weather pattern shifts on early humans in East Africa

The National Science Foundation awarded University of Dayton isotope geochemist Zelalem Bedaso a three-year, $156,776 grant to study seasonal rainfall variability over the last 200,000 years in East Africa to understand the impact of extreme weather on early humans and the ecosystems on which they depended.

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Sciences 10.28.21
University of Dayton Professor Umesh Haritashya honored with SOCHE Faculty Excellence Award for research into climate change, geological impacts

University of Dayton geologist Umesh Haritashya was recognized in August with a 2020-21 SOCHE Faculty Excellence Award for his contributions to understanding the relationship between climate change and natural disasters in alpine environments.

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Research 08.31.20
UD researcher participates in first global survey of glacial lakes

In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, NASA-funded researchers — including University of Dayton geologist Umesh Haritashya and his student Katherine Strattman — found glacial lake volume has increased by about 50% worldwide since 1990 as glaciers melt and retreat due to climate change.

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