Geology-Biology is administered by the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. Faculty from The Program in Biology teach courses in the Geo-Bio concentration and mentor Geo-Bio students interested in Biology-based research.
Students in Geology-Biology apply principles from geology, biology, chemistry, and physics to understand how major components of the Earth, such as its atmosphere and oceans, interact with and sustain life in the past, present, and into the future. Many courses emphasize climate change, environmental pollution, and biogeochemistry, so this concentration is a good one for students interested in studying the environment. Other areas emphasize Earth history, including climate change, extinction events, and using the Earth’s sedimentary record to investigate environmental change.