Earth Sciences

  • Four Ph.D. students, including three from the Earth Sciences Department, recently received Outstanding Student Paper Awards from the American Geophysical Union. >> More
  • Students examing rocks
    Students in ESCI 652 (Paleontology) examining the rocks and looking for fossils at Crown Point State Historic Park on the shores of Lake Champlain.
  • Students straighten out the deformed rocks
    Students in ESCI 631 (Structural Geology) straighten out the deformed rocks of the Maine Coast.
  • ESci 400 students at Bald Head Cliff in Maine
    UNH Earth Sciences students in ESCI 400 (Freshman Field Seminar) at Bald Head Cliff in Cape Neddick, Maine.
  • UNH Earth Sciences students in Grand Teton National Park during a field trip to the northern Rocky Mountains
    UNH Earth Sciences students in Grand Teton National Park during a field trip to the northern Rocky Mountains


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!