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.  


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.

News and Stories


Vázquez-Ortega Receives OHIO EPA Grant

Bowling Green State University’s Drs. Shannon Pelini, Louise Stevenson and Angélica Vázquez-Ortega and Dr. Megan Rúa of Wright State University are teaming up on two Ohio EPA grants to study the effects of dredge on crops. Each grant is worth $50,000 and funded through the Lake Erie Protection Fund. Read More About The Lake Erie Protection Fund

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.

Spratling Honored for Presentation

Diamond Spratling was honored March 15 for her presentation at the 2018 Undergraduate Symposium on Diversity.  Spratling, an environmental policy and analysis major, asked the question: “What Is Going on in My Backyard? Examining the Components of a Healthy Community.” Working with Dr. Andrew Kear, an assistant professor of political science and in the Department of the Environment and Sustainability, she evaluated a low-income community of color in Black Hills, Michigan, to determine if it meets the qualifications of a healthy community. She analyzed variables identified in existing literature and research used to evaluate community health relating to education, transportation, employment, food, housing, crime, health and demographic characteristics.