School of Earth, Environment and Society


The School of the Earth, Environment and Society (SEES) offers both natural and social science courses and programs, including undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy and Analysis, Geology and Geography. The School also offers graduate programs in Geology and Applied Geospatial Sciences. By bridging the natural and social sciences, SEES prepares students for a variety of careers relevant to important societal issues, including water and energy resources, climate change and sustainability. Many of our students take advantage of our extensive course options in geospatial sciences, important technologies broadly utilized in a variety of disciplines.  

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Renovated Moseley Hall Re-opens as Science Complex

Renovated Moseley Hall Re-opens as Science Complex

When it re-opens after a major renovation in Fall 2017, Moseley Hall will contain laboratory classrooms for the departments of Geology, Chemistry, Biology and Medical Lab Science. Read More

News and Stories

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Earthquake Research Featured in “Science” Journal

An article on micro-earthquakes in California that was co-authored by BGSU assistant professor Yuning Fu was published in the June 16 issue of the journal “Science.” “[The authors] used 9 years of global positioning system (GPS) vertical deformation time series to constrain models of monthly hydrospheric loading and the resulting stress changes on fault planes of small earthquakes. The seasonal loading analysis reveals earthquakes occurring more frequently during stress conditions that favor earthquake rupture.” It is an honor to be published in this prestigious journal, and these findings are exciting news for the geophysics community.

Gregory Receives Master Teacher Award

Gregory Receives Master Teacher Award

Pick an area of the world and it’s likely that Dr. Andrew Gregory has a hand in research there. From India to Germany to Kenya to the U.S., from forests to prairies, he and his many student researchers are collecting data and studying the effects of humans on the natural world. Gregory’s enthusiasm for his work and his ability to transmit that zeal to students, plus his commitment to empowering them to develop their own natural curiosity, thinking and analytical skills, have earned him their affection and admiration. Gregory was named the 2017 Master Teacher by the Student Alumni Connection. Read More

Alvarado Receives Community Commitment Fellowship

Alvarado Receives Community Commitment Fellowship

Neico Alvarado, an environmental policy and analysis major with a focus in sustainable management, recently was named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are invited annually to nominate one community-committed student from their institution for the fellowship. These nominees are individuals who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country and abroad. BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey nominated Alvarado for the fellowship. He is a student leader and community organizer who addresses issues of reproductive and gender equity as well as racial and environmental justice. Read More