Welcome to the Department of Earth Science. This section contains all the information for current students, faculty, and staff.

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Welcome to the Department of Earth Science at Southern Connecticut State University. Our program has a more than 50-year tradition of producing first-rate geoscientists with expertise in geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and environmental earth science. Today, our alumni can be found working at all levels of private sector industry, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and academia. Our programs are student-centered and grounded in the hands-on field and laboratory-based learning. Our faculty and staff are highly engaged in teaching and research with undergraduate students. We are housed in Southern’s New Academic Science and Laboratory Building, which provides a magnificent environment that is conducive to both effective teaching and cutting-edge research. Many elements of the new building, including specialized laboratories, an indoor rock wall, and an outdoor rock garden have been purpose-built for earth science instruction. If you are interested in a meaningful career that has a positive impact on the planet and the people around you, I hope that you will consider becoming part of the SCSU Earth Science tradition.

Southern Connecticut State University
Earth Science Department

Academic Science Building, Room 108A
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
phone: (203) 392-5835
fax: (203) 392-6885
Position Name Phone
Department Chairperson Dushmantha H. Jayawickreme (203) 392-5837
Department Secretary Cheryl Padilla (203) 392-5835