A flexible program for students interested in interdisciplinary areas while maintaining emphasis in earth and environmental sciences. Students are encouraged to take electives in their field of interest, including some outside the department. These should form a coherent group and be approved by the adviser. The department adviser will consult with each student individually to arrange an optimal program in geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, geophysics, or environmental geoscience.

Effective environmental scientists must be rigorously educated in one area of science and have a perspective far broader than any single science discipline affords.

America's earliest preeminent geologist, Amos Eaton, was one of the principal founders of RPI.

Accelerated master's degree programs save the cost and study time of graduate admission tests, application fees, and extra courses.

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