Undergraduate Education


The Department of Earth & Environment offers two premier undergraduate degrees in the natural and social sciences:

The Department jointly administers two additional state-of-the-art undergraduate degrees:


The Department offers multiple minors for interested students.

CAS & BU Hub Requirements

The Department offers many opportunities for BU students inside and out the College of Arts & Sciences to fulfill requirements.

BA/MA programs

Students majoring in Earth & Environment have the opportunity to earn a professional master’s degree along with their bachelor’s degree in our BA/MA programs. Currently, undergraduates majoring in Earth & Environmental Science or Environmental Analysis & Policy can earn a master’s degree in:

Study Abroad

Many of our students also take advantage of study abroad and other unique opportunities available at Boston University, explore these opportunities on our Study Abroad page.

Student Organizations and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Student Research

Many opportunities exist for undergraduate research relating to one or more of the four major research and graduate program areas:

  1. Biogeosciences & Climate
  2. Energy, Environment & Society
  3. Geology, Geochemistry & Geophysics
  4. Geographical Sciences

Contact individual faculty for research opportunities. Also, be sure to check out BU’s undergraduate research program, UROP.

For more information, contact:

  • Sayaka Yamaki, Academic Program Coordinator
    CAS 131C, 685 Commonwealth Avenue
    Phone: 617-358-0499; email: syamaki@bu.edu
  • Alissa Beideck, Graduate Program Coordinator
    CAS 131D, 685 Commonwealth Ave
    Phone: 617-353-2529; email: abeideck@bu.edu