About us

Established in 1949, Wayne State University Department of Geology, renamed to Department of Environmental Science and Geology in 2020, has a well-established track record of preparing undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in the geosciences.

The Department of Environmental Science and Geology is aimed at understanding Earth's history including its origin and age in rocks and landscapes, and how geological processes affect modern environmental and ecological systems coupled with addressing modern environmental problems and the interactions of organisms, including humans, on environmental systems.

In recent years, we have responded to the increasing need to address environmental problems in urban areas by adopting an environmental focus for our teaching and research. In partnership with faculty members from the Department of Biology, we developed an environmental sciences program in 2003 that is designed to prepare students for graduate study or careers in the environmental field while promoting research efforts that cross interdisciplinary lines.