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The Department of Earth Sciences at UNH aims to improve our understanding of the Earth, and the processes that affect it, through excellence in teaching, research, and service. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees encompassing a broad spectrum of disciplines including geology, hydrology, oceanography, ocean mapping, geochemistry, climate science, and geophysics. Our location on the Great Bay Estuary near the White Mountains provides an ideal backdrop for hands-on learning opportunities. Join us in our journey of discovery!

  • Jo Laird receives Jean C. Brierley Award
    Jo Laird, Associate Professor, was awarded the Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching. The late professor Brierley established an endowed fund in 1973 to recognize the highest level of teaching excellence in any field or discipline at UNH.
    Jo Laird receives Jean C. Brierley Award
    Jo Laird, Associate Professor, was awarded the Jean Brierley Award for Excellence in Teaching. The late professor Brierley established an endowed fund in 1973 to recognize the highest level of teaching excellence in any field or discipline at UNH.
  • Changing Physical Oceanography in the Bering Sea
    Jennifer Johnson graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science in biology before enrolling in the oceanography master’s program in the fall of 2018. The Hampton Roads, Virginia native aims to work in the science field with a government or non-profit agency. Her research focus is in...
    Changing Physical Oceanography in the Bering Sea
    Jennifer Johnson graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science in biology before enrolling in the oceanography master’s program in the fall of 2018. The Hampton Roads, Virginia native aims to work in the science field with a government or non-profit agency. Her research focus is in...
  • Digging in the dirt and keeping research clean
    Rebecca Phillibert's research is featured in UNH Inquiry as she explored bridging two majors with hands-on work.
    Digging in the dirt and keeping research clean
    Rebecca Phillibert's research is featured in UNH Inquiry as she explored bridging two majors with hands-on work.
  • A CEPS student takes to the sea
    “I was originally attracted to this program because I was able to get credit for my major but also because of the unique adventure and challenge that being on a 134-foot vessel crossing the Pacific Ocean with the same 34 people poses."
    A CEPS student takes to the sea
    “I was originally attracted to this program because I was able to get credit for my major but also because of the unique adventure and challenge that being on a 134-foot vessel crossing the Pacific Ocean with the same 34 people poses."

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