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The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University is a global leader in research directed toward understanding the fundamental processes that have shaped our planet, and is committed to providing Cornell students with the earth literacy needed to serve as informed citizens and wise stewards of the Earth. 

We offer undergraduate degree programs for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering. The Atmospheric Science undergraduate major is available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, while the Science of Earth Systems undergraduate major is available to students in all three colleges. In addition, we offer undergraduate minors in Atmospheric Science, Climate Change, and Science of Earth Systems. Finally, we offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Atmospheric Science and M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Geological Sciences.

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The Geological Society of America was founded in Ithaca, New York in 1888 by some of the great geologists of the time, including James Hall, James Dwight Dana, and Alexander Winchell, who were members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Cornell's Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Suzanne Mahlburg Kay was the 2013 Geological Society of America's President. The late Jack E. Oliver, EAS Professor Emeritus also served as GSA President in 1987. Read More