Our department is committed to advancing the adoption of policies that create a welcoming and inclusive working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. For more details, see here.
We conduct research across the globe, from the tallest peaks of the Himalaya, to the vastness of Antarctica, to the unexplored depths of the ocean floor.
World Class Research
Our graduate and undergraduate students participate directly in the excitement of exploring terra incognita. Taught by a distinguished and dedicated faculty (including several members of the National Academy of Sciences, and winners of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award), students discover the unfolding planetary drama of which they are part.
Earth Science Distinguished Alumni
The Department honors two distinguished alumni annually. By celebrating their accomplishments, we provide current students exemplary role models.
Support Earth Science
Your generosity will ensure a robust future for undergraduate and graduate student in Earth Science.
Earth Science’s graduate program trains students for
their future roles as independent researchers, teachers,