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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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Charles Frederick Hartt, Cornell’s first professor of geology, in the 1870s led two geological surveys of Brazil with Cornell geology students and faculty. He brought back geological and paleontological samples for the University’s burgeoning collections and botanical specimens for Wiegand Herbarium.