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UNO Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences was founded during
the 1960's and has grown to offer the B.S, M.S and Ph.D degrees. Today
students have the options of pursuing traditional degrees in geology and
petroleum geology as the innovative new concentrations in coastal
science and environmental science. UNO strives to offer our students and
professionals seeking continuing education new degree programs that
reflect the needs of Louisiana and our nation. Over the last 40 years
EES has grown from the original UNO Department of Earth Science which
graduated its first student with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1966 .
Then Dr. Al Weidie served as Department chairman. Recognizing the
importance of the earth sciences to our society, Dr. Bill Craig lead our
Department into the oil and gas era of the 1970's and the creation of
the UNO Department of Geology and Geophysics. The end of the 20th
century saw the realization that the health of our environment was
critical to the socio-economic well-being of Louisiana and the rest of
the Nation. In 2003 UNO recognized the importance of the co-existence of
energy and the environment in our nation’s coastal heartland by the
establishment of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. New
Orleans is the capital city of America's Coastal Heartland and UNO-EES
will provide the next generation of geoscience stewards for Louisiana's
coast and natural resources.