Centers & Labs
Department of Geosciences
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
About the Program and Industry
The Department of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University is housed on the Boca Raton campus and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various subfields of the geosciences. The three main areas of focus in the department are earth systems science, human-environmental systems and geo-information science.
We are proud of the research specialties that we have developed in hydrogeology, paleontology and paleo-environments, human-environmental modeling, and urban and regional development. The Department places a strong emphasis on fieldwork, GIS, remote sensing and other analytical techniques in geospatial modeling, and encourages interdisciplinary research.
Pursue a Degree in Geosciences
Students that study Geosciences have the opportunity to experience all that nature has to offer. And at FAU, the world becomes your classroom - with a strong field-based research component that includes study areas throughout South Florida and across the globe. Learn more.
NEW: Online Programs
Geosciences now offers online M.S. in Geosciences, B.S. in Geosciences with a Geography focus and B.A. in Geosciences with a Geography focus degrees that will give students an understanding of not only where phenomena are located upon the Earth’s surface, but how they came to be there. Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) is emphasized to analyze these spatial relationships.
Also available to all students are fully online GIS Certificates.
U.S. DOE Exploratory Grant for Novel Radar Prototype
Scientists from the Department of Geosciences have received an exploratory grant from the United States Department of Energy for a novel ground-penetrating radar prototype to efficiently identify hot spots and hot moments for biogenic gas accumulation and release in the subtropical peat soils of Florida’s Everglades. Read more .
FAU Experts for the 2021 Hurricane Season
With hurricane season in full force, several FAU Department of Geosciences faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath. Read more.
Faculty and Student Research
Erik Johanson Interviewed by Local 10 News About Record Breaking Heat
Erik Johanson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geosciences, was interviewed by WPLG Local 10 about climate change, in particular, the record breaking heat in Florida, and its impacts across the state. Watch here.
GEOPATHS Inspirational Summer Program
Through a competitive application process, four high-achieving Palm Beach State College students were selected to participate in the inaugural GEOPATHS Inspirational Summer Experience. The program provides students with the opportunity to learn about high impact practices and cutting edge techniques used by geoscientists. Read more.