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.