Graduate Studies

Our graduate program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in many fields of science who are interested in pursuing an understanding of the processes that have shaped and are shaping our Earth's climate and environment. ESH students conduct Ph.D. research within the Dept. of Geological Sciences at Brown, one of the top-ranked programs in the world. Graduate students take courses within and outside the department, and may pursue joint programs with Brown partners, including the Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood's Hole.

Graduate Courses
GE 111: Estuarine and Coastal Oceanography
GE 112: Paleoceanography
GE 113: Ocean Biogeochemical Cycles
GE 115: Limnology: the study of lakes
GE 133: Global Environmental Remote Sensing
GE 135: Meteorological Aspects of Climatic Change
GE 137: Environmental Geochemistry
GE 138: Environmental Stable Isotopes
GE 230: Mathematical Models in the Geosciences
GE 245: Quaternary Climatology Seminar
GE 291: High-frequency climate variations
GE 292: Introduction to Organic Geochemistry

A full listing of departmental course offerings can be found here.
A description of our department's graduate program can be found here.