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Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences
Why Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences?
The primary goal of the WKU Department of Earth, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences is to provide relevant, up-to-date, and integrative undergraduate and graduate educational experiences in the broader field of the earth, environmental, and atmospheric sciences. WKU EEAS strives to provide outstanding geoscience programs, with broad international connections, to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene. The Department offers three undergraduate programs, one undergraduate certificate and one graduate program, which include a B.S in Environmental, Sustainability, and Geographic Studies, a B.S. in Geological Sciences with two tracks (Geology and Environmental Earth Science), a B.S. in Meteorology, an undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and an M.S. in Geoscience. These programs are designed to meet the career goals of students in a wide variety of geoscience areas such as atmospheric science, environment/sustainability, cultural/physical geography, geology, environmental earth science, and GIS-geospatial science. We aim to develop exceptional undergraduates and graduates in our programs and in colonnade courses, to engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving education, and relevant training in the classroom, laboratory, and field settings. We aim to enhance the reputation of the Department and its constituencies through meaningful research, community engagement, public service, and workforce development. The Department is also home to the Kentucky Geographic Alliance.
Why is EEAS unique?
EEAS is a home to Student-Centered Applied Learning. Numerous educational, research, and public service facilities (Research Centers and Labs) are housed within the Department that provide exciting opportunities for a combination of theoretical and practical work to empower, and connect students to their future professions. Students may choose to conduct research in any of the following research areas.