Why Study Here?

The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences has achieved international recognition in the research areas of seismology, geothermal studies, and paleoclimatology.

If you are interested in relevant global issues such as pollution, global warming, extinctions, planetary evolution, plate tectonics and Earth history, mineral and energy resources, earthquake prediction, or nuclear arms treaty verification, the SMU Department of Earth Sciences is the right place for you!

Internationally Recognized Faculty Heather DeShon faculty field work

Internationally Recognized Faculty

10 distinguished faculty members with international reputations in research.
Research and Internship Opportunities SMU Student and faculty at Smithsonian Exhibit

Research and Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students have access to internships and hand-on research opportunities in state-of-the-art laboratories.
Diverse Coursework faculty teaching class

Diverse Coursework

Students learn globally relevant material and participate in exciting field experiences.