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Envision yourself in a community of world-class scholars and instructors, learning to explore the Earth and solve global problems. We are home to the only comprehensive oceanographic and atmospheric research programs in Oregon, and we have equally stellar programs in geology, geography, geospatial studies, and marine resource management. Whether you want to collect ice cores from Antarctica, use advanced computer models, help local fishing communities implement sustainable practices, learn about water conflict management or collect data aboard a research vessel, we have a graduate or undergraduate program for you. Launch your adventure here!

Researcher measuring snow depth in Alaska

Climate Science (Earth Sciences)

Undergraduate

A strong foundation in physical science paired with an interdisciplinary focus on biological, social, political and economic systems will help you understand Earth’s changing climate. Degree: B.S.

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Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate

Want to understand and help resolve some of today's most challenging scientific and policy issues? Come learn about climate change, pollution, biodiversity conservation, sustainability and more. (Offered online or on campus) Degree: B.S.

International Space Station

Geographic Information Science (Certificate)

Certificate
Graduate

Couple this certificate with another degree to gain in-demand skills in geovisualization, digital cartography and geospatial data. (Offered online or on campus) Degree: Certificate

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Geographic Information Science (Certificate)

Certificate
Undergraduate

Supplement any other degree with a GIScience certificate in order to gain skills in geospatial data collection and analysis, visualization, modeling and computational methods and more. (Offered online or on campus) Degree: Certificate

Jamon Van Den Hoek in front of a large screen satellite image

Geography

Graduate

Work with world-class faculty on questions of scale, place and spatio-temporal patterns. Use geospatial approaches to study globalization and cultural diversity, evaluate environmental hazards and manage natural resources. Degrees: M.S., Ph.D.

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Geography and Geospatial Science

Undergraduate

Geography goes far beyond maps: Geographers collect, analyze, and display spatial information to explore social and environmental questions. (Offered online or on campus) Degree: B.S.

Geo Club menber in Costa Rica hammering a rock

Geology

Graduate

Climb glaciers, use cutting-edge research instruments, describe processes taking place deep inside the Earth using the power of mathematics. Our geology program encompasses petrology, plate tectonics, mineralogy, geomorphology and more. Degrees: M.S., Ph.D.

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Geology (Earth Sciences)

Undergraduate

Our planet is the geologist's laboratory. Come study the process of rock formation, climate evolution and change, mountain building and mineral resource creation over the Earth's 4.6-billion-year history. Degree: B.S.

students at the coast

Marine Resource Management

Graduate

This unique interdisciplinary master’s program links science, social science, and policy to foster learning about the conservation and use of marine resources. Degree: M.S.

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Marine Resource Management (Certificate)

Certificate
Graduate

This program offers a blend of science- and management-oriented courses that prepare participants to become leaders in marine resource management. Degree: Certificate

students on a ship looking at kelp

Ocean Science (Earth Sciences)

Undergraduate

Dive into oceanography! This option offers opportunities to study all aspects of the marine environment and how it interacts with and influences our planet and society. Degree: B.S.

student on a ship on a cruise off Hawaii

Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Graduate

First, learn about the Earth system as a whole, then pursue research in a concentration area: geophysics, atmospheric sciences or oceanography. Degrees: M.S., Ph.D.

Lynette de Silva, water conflict management and transformation program director

Water Conflict Management and Transformation (Certificate)

Certificate
Graduate

No natural resource is more precious than water. In this interdisciplinary program, you will be given the required resources and skills to address the water demands and challenges of the 21st century. Degree: Certificate