Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Degree Programs in Earth- and Environment-Related Subjects

Three of Columbia University's departments offer Baccalaureate degrees in areas related to the Earth and environment.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers majors and concentrations in Earth Science and Environmental Science. Students must be enrolled in Columbia College or Columbia's School of General Studies.

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology offers a major and concentration in Environmental Biology. Students must be enrolled in Columbia College or Columbia's School of General Studies.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering offers a major in Earth and Environmental Engineering. Students must be enrolled in Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Barnard, an all-women college affiliated with Columbia, offers majors and minors in Environmental Science, Environmental Biology and Environmental Policy through its Department of Environmental Science. Students must be enrolled in Barnard College.

Students in these Departments are based mainly on Columbia's and Barnard's main campuses in Morningside Heights, Manhattan (a half-hour shuttle bus ride from Lamont-Doherty). Students from these Departments participate in scientific research projects supervised by LDEO-affiliated scientists.

 

Summer Intern Programs for Undergraduates

The Lamont Summer Intern Program for undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities provides a summer research experience in Earth and ocean sciences. The program features a hands-on research project under the supervision of a Columbia-affiliated scientist, as well as special lectures, workshops and fieldtrips.

The Earth Intern Program for Columbia and Barnard undergraduates provides a summer research experience in Earth and ocean sciences. The program features a hands-on research project under the supervision of an LDEO-affiliated scientist, as well as special lectures, workshops and fieldtrips.

Microbiologist Greg O’Mullan processing a sample with Lamont-Doherty summer intern Liz Suter.