Prospective Students

Meet our EPS Majors and Alumni

Majoring in EPS can take you where you want to go!

Our Department offers both challenging and comprehensive instruction, and students are encouraged to become vital members of this research community. Click on the photographs above to read profiles of alumni. Reload the page to see other alumni,

To find out if a career in the Earth & Planetary Sciences is right for you, download this brochure.

"I connected right away with geology,” Sarkar said. “It was that sense of being aware of our natural surroundings and all the issues that are related to that."
“It became obvious to me that this would be my major.”

Study Earth And Planetary Sciences

  • Explore the relationships among the solid Earth, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere

  • Acquire knowledge about the long history of the Earth and solar system using principles of geology, biology, chemistry, and physics

  • Participate with faculty in conducting research in the field and/or laboratory

  • Secure gainful employment with environmental and engineering consulting firms, energy and resource companies, federal and state surveys, and educational institutions and museums.


The Department of EPS is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As an EPS major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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