Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences


The Department of Earth Sciences offers comprehensive programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Meteorology, Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies, and Geology. We also offer a program for earning a Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences, with an option in Environmental Geology, and a Bachelor of Science in Education in Earth Science with a teaching certification in Earth and Space Science. In 2012 the Department launched a Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications with specializations in Weather Intelligence and Risk Management, Climate Science Applications, Geoinformatics, and Environmental Systems Management.

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Student Research - "Made at Millersville!"

Christian Boyer

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Dr. Yalda receives "Educator of the Year" Award

Sepi YaldaDr. Sepi Yalda is a Professor of Meteorology, the Director of the Millersville University’s Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE), and serves as the Coordinator for the Master of Science in Emergency Management. (MSEM) program. The Educator of the Year Award is given annually to one faculty/staff member in recognition of sustained outstanding teaching, counseling, mentoring, and advising.

MU Professor receives "Student Ally of the Year" Award

Duane HagelgansDr. Duane Hagelgans, assistant professor of earth sciences at Millersville University (MU), was awarded Student Ally of the Year at the 63rd annual International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) conference on Nov 18, held in Nevada. Hagelgans, who was nominated by one of his students, received the award in recognition of being a trusted and dedicated student adviser, educator and community member since joining the University in 2007.

MU Student Researchers in Ellis, Kansas!


Two Millersville University faculty members, fifteen undergraduate, and one graduate meteorology students spent much of this summer on the adventure of a lifetime studying nighttime thunderstorms in the Great Plains of Kansas. Millersville staged its operations at Ellis, KS, where it deployed a suite of ground-based and balloon-borne instruments. Read more about the massive Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) project >>

AMS Publishes Space Weather Report by MU Meteorology Student

Mike Cook Meteorology student, Mike Cook, is interning this summer at the University of Colorado through a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Mike's Space Weather report (pdf) has just been published by the AMS. In addition, Mike serves as the student representative to the American Meteorological Society Science and Technology Committee on Space Weather.

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Department of Earth Science
Millersville, PA 17551-0302