Geochemical Systems Specialization M.S.

The core curriculum for the specialization in geochemical systems usually includes three courses from:

ESCI 841: Geochemistry
ESCI 845: Isotope Geochemistry
ESCI 847: Aqueous Geochemistry
ESCI 852: Chemical Oceanography
ESCI 864: Data Analysis in Earth System Science
EOS/NR 844: Biogeochemistry
ESCI/EOS 815: Global Atmospheric Chemistry

In addition, ESCI 997 (Seminar in Earth Sciences, 1 cr.) and ESCI 998 (Proposal Development, 1 cr.) are required each semester of the first year, and ESCI 899 (Thesis, 6 cr. ) for those students pursuing the thesis option, for a total of 30 cr.

The non-thesis option requires 34 credits, including 2 cr. in ESCI 898 (Directed Research).

Additional electives are to be selected from 800- and 900-level courses within the department and/or from courses numbered 700 and above in related disciplines outside of the department.

All prospective students are strongly urged to contact the graduate program director and individual professors to learn more about research activities, graduate opportunities, and financial aid (teaching assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships) at the University of New Hampshire.

For additional information, please contact:

Anne Lightbody
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Earth Sciences
56 College Road, James Hall 236
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1718
(603) 862-2649 (fax)

Faculty with Geochemical Interests


Julie Bryce
trace element and isotope geochemistry
Rosemarie Came
paleoclimatology, paleoceanography
Jack E. Dibb
atmospheric chemistry, air-snow exchange
Stephen E. Frolking

Ruth K. Varner


Cameron P. Wake
ice chemistry, glaciology