The mission of the Department is to:
- integrate basic and applied research in educating undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed for leadership across disciplines in a professional career in the earth sciences and geological engineering;
- deliver degrees in geological engineering (undergraduate and graduate) and the earth sciences (graduate);
- conduct world-class research in the earth sciences and geological engineering, with a focus on applied problems; and
- provide service and leadership toward local, regional, and global stewardship of the Earth.