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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Educational Deployment of Wyoming King Air at MU

king airMillersville University Meteorology (R. Clark, T. Sikora, and B. Billings) will lead a partnership with three other universities (Penn State, Rutgers, and University of Baltimore-Baltimore County) for a twoweek educational deployment of the University of Wyoming King Air aircraft (UWKA) in early November 2017 that will serve as the stimulus for 175 undergraduate and graduate students to be immersed in the study of the atmosphere from an airborne platform. Read more >>

Students Study Eclipse at Millersville, Tennessee!

eclipseTwelve Millersville meteorology students, a university photographer Thomas Bacho, and Dr. Richard Clark (Earth sciences; meteorology), trailer and equipment in tow, drove 14 hours to a site north of Nashville, Tennessee, coincidentally ending up a few miles from our namesake Tennessee sister city, to view the 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse. Read more >>

MU Student Chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers Selected as 2017 Student Chapter of the Year

IAEM OfficersThe Millersville University’s Student Chapter of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has been selected to receive the 2017 International Association of Emergency Managers Student Chapter of the Year Award. The Student Chapter of the Year Award recognizes an IAEM-registered student chapter which has made significant contributions in promoting IAEM, the Student Council and the field of emergency management through public awareness, increasing membership, showing leadership and initiative in education, and increasing the professionalism of emergency and disaster management. The Chapter will be presented with the award at the IAEM 2017 Annual Conference (Nov 10-15, 2017) in Long Beach, CA. A number of the officers including Andrew Yarosh, Katie Prichard and Jessica Stokes will attend the meeting to receive this award. This is the second time that the chapter has received this award since its establishment in 2010. Dr. Sepi Yalda serves as the Chapter’s faculty adviser.

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Department of Earth Science
Millersville, PA 17551-0302