Are you active in the outdoors? Do you want to preserve the environment for
future enjoyment? Do you have a passion
for the natural world?
Northern Arizona University’s School of Earth Sciences and Environmental
Sustainability draws upon faculty and professionals in the natural and
social sciences to combine outreach and educational programs addressing the
diverse needs of stakeholders with undergraduate degrees in environmental
sciences, environmental studies, and geology.
Graduate programs include Master’s degrees in climate sciences and
solutions, environmental sciences and policy, and geology, and a PhD degree
with emphasis areas of Earth and planetary systems, climate and landscape
change, and environmental and engineering sustainability. SESES also draws upon the expertise of the
programs in Community, Culture and the Environment and the MA in Sustainable
Communities to give students the opportunity to pursue a wide range of
learning, research, and career opportunities.
To become the premier school for research,
outreach, and education in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability in
the Mountain West for local to global communities.
- To form
citizens and leaders with scientific knowledge, social and cultural
understanding, knowledge of democratic politics and policy, and technical
skills in earth sciences, the environment, and sustainable human/environmental
interactions, prepared to serve and lead local to global communities.
discover new knowledge about earth sciences and the environment that enriches
the human experience, addresses environmental challenges, and promotes a
understand the earth system – including humans – as an integrated whole, across
broad spectrums of time.
further appreciate, understand, and sustainably manage natural resources.
provide better understanding and solutions for natural hazards and disasters.