MINES & EARTH SCIENCES
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Today we face major global challenges, climate change, natural resource use, environmental degradation and remediation, energy development and sustainability. Earth scientists and engineers are at the forefront of addressing these complex problems as they work to understand the origin, transformation, and responsible use of our own planet, including its geology, atmosphere, and bodies of water—and the relationships between them.
This unique college bridges the interface between the earth sciences and fields of engineering offering a wide variety of exciting research and educational experiences with twenty-three accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees in earth sciences, geology, geophysics, geological engineering, mining engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, earth resource management, and atmospheric sciences.
- Student-centered department with faculty who are dedicated classroom instructors
- Offers both a B.S. and minor in Atmospheric Sciences
- Undergraduate major uniquely emphasizes mountain weather and climate, a natural extension of the geographic setting of the U
- Minor introduces students to the impacts of the atmosphere upon society and enables students to apply scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way
- Leading program in the Intermountain West of weather and climate related research and education
- Recognized internationally for its expertise in:
- Cloud-climate interactions
- Mountain meteorology
- Climate physics and dynamics
- Weather and climate modeling
- Tropical meteorology
- Provides the knowledge and tools to address the challenges posed by hazardous weather and climate change in the 21st century
- Alumni include broadcast meteorologists, National Weather Service and military meteorologists, scientists and engineers at environmental consulting firms, university professors, and even the Director of Weather for the U.S. Air Force.
Putting your college experience at the center with a one-stop-shop for student needs
Ute Weather Station
Both on and off campus, giving you the opportunity to communicate your program to others.
Opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate research and gain valuable knowledge and experience.
Leading seismology research while measuring earth movement in Utah and neighboring states
GLOBAL CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY CENTER
Interdisciplinary research and training on natural and human-built systems