Earth and Geographic Sciences Department

Study physical and human environments as scientific systems and examine the world around you.
Students in a classroom

Take an in-depth look at the natural and social world. Develop a rich understanding of these natural and social systems by cultivating your analytical abilities in both the field and laboratory environments.

Majors and Concentrations

Environmental and Earth Science

Encompasses fields of study such as geology, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, hydrogeology, and planetary science.

Environmental Public Health

Focuses on the relationships between people and their environment.

Geographic Science and Technology

Examines geographic patterns and processes, and applies modern technologies to make differences in all communities.

Experiential Learning

Study Abroad

Study the world by traveling it. 


Hands-on experience that prepares you for your career.

Beyond the Classroom

Student News

Students in Earth and Geographic Sciences area always doing amazing things. Here's some of their accomplishments.  
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Questions? Get in touch!

Please reach out with any questions you might have, either though the contact information below or by contacting the department chair, Dr. Elizabeth Gordon at 978.665.3083.

SPRING 2021 UPDATE: The Department of Earth and Geographic Sciences will offer remote services Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In-person services will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The office is located in the Antonucci Science Center, Room 220 through appointments only. To make an appointment with a member of our team, please contact Lindsey Babineau at 978-665- 3246 or email To contact the Department Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Gordon, please email egordon3@fitchburgstate.eduTo make an appointment with a Earth and Geographic Sciences faculty member, please contact them directly. Contact information and office hours are listed elsewhere on this page.