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We offer two undergraduate majors. In 2018, one of these - the Science of Earth Systems - will be renamed and will become the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) major matching our department name. While we are in transition, please continue to access major information using Science of Earth Systems links where they still appear.

The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) major integrates geological, atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical knowledge and is available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering.

The Atmospheric Sciences major, available to students in the College of Agriculture adn Life Sciences,  emphasizes the scientific study of the behavior of weather and climate, and applications to the important practical problems of weather forecasting and climate prediction.

Student Spotlight

Nate Williams

"I actually started analyzing satellite imagery a couple of weeks after arriving on campus." read more

Did you know?

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