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We offer two undergraduate majors:

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

The Science of Earth Systems major, which integrates geological, atmospheric, oceanic, and biogeochemical knowledge, is available to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering.

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Nate Williams

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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