We educate our students for intellectual agility.

Rensselaer offers wide-ranging instruction and opportunities for individual study. Our program includes the study of the Earth's component materials, the development of its structures and surface features, the processes by which these change with time, and the origin, discovery, and protection of its resources — water, fuels, and minerals.

Use an interdisciplinary approach to address environmental challenges in a changing world.

Learn about the interconnectedness and changing of Earth systems through time using state-of-the-art techniques.

Understand the natural and human-designed interplay between water, soil, and rocks at the Earth's surface.

Rensselaer offers undergraduates the opportunity to extend their financial aid and earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.

You can receive your Ph.D. seven years after starting college.

Conduct independent geoscience research with accomplished faculty to unveil exciting new findings in Earth science.

M.S. in Geology

Learn analytical problem-solving skills using cutting-edge research approaches and technologies.