Ohio State University - School of Earth Sciences

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The faculty and students in the School of Earth Science investigate the history of our planet, its material structure and resources, and the processes that have driven its evolution and continue to shape our environments.   A student with career interests in these areas should pursue a bachelor of science degree through the School of Earth Sciences.  Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree through the School of Earth Sciences generally are preparing for careers in high school science teaching, law school, medical school, business school, or technical writing. 

By entering our graduate programs in Earth Sciences, or Geodetic Science & Surveying, you will become a part of one of the nation's premier research universities. In 2004 The Ohio State University passed the half billion dollar mark in total research awards. In 2005 Ohio State's total awards rose to $550 million. Over the last five years, the faculty of our school have brought in over $20 million in federal research funding from NSF, NASA, DOD, DOE, EPA, NOAA, and NIH, and published more than 500 referred papers in journals such as Science and Nature. These numbers quantify the excellence that is an integral part of our growing School of Earth Sciences.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: School of Earth Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Glaciology, Hydrology, Structure and Tectonics, Paleontology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Ohio
  • City: Columbus
  • Phone: (614) 292-2721