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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Syracuse University is to advance our understanding of Earth processes through cutting-edge research at the forefront of the discipline. We aim to pursue interdisciplinary scientific research that is nationally and internationally recognized, and addresses the most challenging scientific and societal needs. We aim to attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and provide an academically rigorous, inclusive student experience that promotes experiential learning, interdisciplinary scholarship, and a culture of innovation and discovery, and which broadly provides students the technical and professional skills needed for successful careers.