The Mission of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is threefold:
- Empower students with the critical knowledge and skills for life-long learning and enriching careers
- Advance the frontiers of scientific knowledge in the Earth and Planetary Sciences and related fields
- Benefit all Tennesseans and the world through our service and collaboration with university, government, and industry partners
Our students, graduates, and faculty addressing environmental challenges with innovative and sustainable solutions, leading investigations into unexplored areas of geologic space and time, and promoting diversity, professionalism, and cooperation.
Accessible, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching.
Rigorous, relevant, and interdisciplinary research.
Diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work culture.