Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a research-oriented department that takes pride in its instruction of graduates and undergraduates. Boasting a world-class faculty of 26 Ph.D.'s, including three National Academy of Sciences members, and state-of-the art lab equipment (including 7 mass spectrometers), we are leaders in the fields of Biogeochemistry/Paleoceanography, Basin Analysis, Volcanology, and Quaternary Studies. We share four faculty with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (ranked 9th amongst oceangraphic institution in the U.S. based on NSF funding), two with the Department of Environmental Sciences, and one with the Department of Anthropology. Our undergraduate major is personal with class sizes of about 10; undergraduates find universal employment in the environmental industry or attend the best graduate programs in the country. Our graduate major is also personal (30 students) and provides a fostering, yet challenging environment. Recent Ph.D.'s have obtained professorial or research positions at first-tiered universities. We serve over 2,500 undergraduate students per year teaching introductory courses.