Making a difference in Earth’s future.
Earth and Planetary Sciences is for those interested in the study of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape the Earth and other planets. It draws on the disciplines of geology, geochemistry, hydrology, ecology, geobiology, oceanography, and atmospheric science.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
The Grandeur of You & The Universe
We address questions like “Why do I care?” or “How does this relate to and affect me?” by inquiring and exploring where each one of us fits in the grand scheme of the cosmos. You’ll dive into fundamental themes and concepts in Earth, planetary, and space sciences.
You’ll understand the origin of various forms of matter in our Solar System and beyond, along with its evolution through geologic processes.
Remote Sensing of the Environment
This course introduces the use of remote sensing technology to study Earth’s physical and biochemical processes. We’ll also cover topics like remote sensing of the atmosphere, land and oceans, as well as remote sensing as a tool for policy makers.
PROF. MAYA GOMES
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Study: In Wake of Hurricane, Microbial Ecosystem Remarkably Resilient
Findings offer hope for coastal regions even as climate change intensifies storm risk.Read More
Join the Club
Hopkins students are eager to pursue their interests outside the classroom. With 450+ student-led organizations, here are just a few you could join:
- Alternative Protein Project
- American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics at JHU
- Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (JHU SEDS)
- Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Sciences Honor Society)
- Students for Environmental Action
- Sustainable Hopkins Innovative Projects
- Sustainability Leadership Council