Location: Bowdoin / Earth and Oceanographic Science

Earth and Oceanographic Science

Maine is a great place to study processes related to Earth and ocean systems. Bowdoin's geographical location near the mountains and the coast means classes can readily study the Gulf of Maine, estuarine systems, sandy and rocky beaches, watersheds draining three major river systems on the East Coast, ancient volcanoes, metamorphic rocks, rock and gem quarries, the Norumbega fault system, fossils, glacial sediments and landforms, bedrock aquifers, inland waters and nearby bays.


LindsayThe majority of alumni have continued their academic pursuit in EOS by applying it directly to their career.
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EOS Curriculum

EventsEOS Faculty and Staff
EOS Courses
EOS Major


ResearchEOS faculty are engaged in a wide range of research and bring this experience into the classroom.

What EOS Scientists Do

EOS StudentsEarth and oceanographic scientists take a leading role in understanding processes in the Earth's interior, surface, and oceans, working towards predicting and finding solutions to climate change, new energy supplies, water pollution, the changing biological and physical nature of the world's oceans, and natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes. Learn more »