About the Department

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers interdisciplinary approaches to diverse teaching and research themes. One of the largest and best supported departments in Canada, it has an international reputation for leading-edge research. 

The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department was established in 1995 when the former departments of Geology (1912) and Geography (1957) were merged. The EAS department has grown to more than 50 faculty members, and over 120 graduate students, and is recognized for its scholarly achievement, excellence in teaching and research, and service to the community.

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1-26 Earth Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada T6G 2E3
(780) 492-3265
eas@ualberta.ca

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Undergraduate Programs

The EAS Department offers degree programs in Environmental Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geology, Human Geography, Paleontology, and Planning. The Department is unique in Canada in that it offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Students take courses from nationally and internationally recognized scholars, at the forefront of their fields.

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Graduate Programs

The EAS Department has an international reputation for leading-edge research and dynamic PhD, MSc and MA programs. With outstanding laboratory and field research facilities, and excellent technical support, the Department is able to provide unparalleled opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary graduate research.

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Collections & MuseumsMuseums and Collections

The permanent collections of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences consist of five formal divisions: the Drill Core Collection, which has about 7000 metres of sedimentary core and 900 metres of kimberlite; the Invertebrate Paleontology Collection that includes over 10,000 type specimens; the Meteorite Collection, which is the 3rd largest in Canada; the Mineralogy and Petrology Collection; and the Trace Fossil Collection that supports research and education in Ichnology.

Facilities

Research Facilities

World-class analytical and computing facilities support the Earth and Atmospheric Science Department's teaching and research programs.