Undergraduate Education

We encourage you to learn more about the options for EPS undergraduate study by exploring the resources below. If you have questions, please reach out to Campbell Halligan or the Head Tutors.

EPS Concentration

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor during their first year to plan appropriate choices of coursework in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. All essential information regarding primary and joint-allied concentration requirements can be found in the Green Book.

Please also refer to the EPS Curricular Advising Cheat Sheet for more information.

Secondary Field

The EPS secondary field is intended to provide a strong foundation in one or more subfields of Earth sciences (geophysics, geochemistry, climate science, atmospheric chemistry, geology, earth history, paleontology, and planetary science) to students who have sufficient preparation in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. For details on requirements, view the Undergraduate Handbook: Secondary Field Requirements.

To apply, complete and submit the Secondary Field Application Form.

Planning Tools

Students are encouraged to track their course requirements using the Primary Plan of Study Worksheet or the Joint Plan of Study Worksheet.

Visit our Undergraduate Forms page for related worksheets and forms.

Department Tutorial

EPS hosts six department tutorials each year, during which EPS faculty speak informally about their research. EPS primary and joint-allied concentrators, as well as secondary fielders, are required to attend a minimum of five tutorials prior to graduation.Tutorial dates for 2021-2022 are: October 6, November 3, December 1, February 2, March 2, and April 6. All tutorials will run from 5-6 PM and will be hosted in the Faculty Lounge on the fourth floor of Hoffman (with an option to attend remotely over Zoom).