University of South Alabama

Page Content   Main Links   Local Links   Quick Links   Search   Social Links   Footer   What is this view?

Earth Sciences

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

- Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Welcome to the University of South Alabama Earth Sciences web site. We are a dynamic department consisting of 3 disciplines: Geography, Geology, and Meteorology. Our enthusiastic faculty enjoy working with students and are committed to making your education at South Alabama a positive experience. We pride ourselves in being excellent teachers and talented researchers with a strong track record of involving undergraduate students in research. Most of our classes have a hands-on and field work component, but we also ensure you have the theoretical knowledge necessary in your chosen profession. Besides majors and minors in our 3 disciplines, we offer a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) certificate, a GIT (Geographic Information Technology) minor, and a departmental honors program. Please visit our individual discipline webpages for more information about each curriculum, the faculty, and career opportunities after you graduate.

While studying Geography, Geology, or Meteorology, our students have the opportunity to become involved in a multitude of departmental extra-curricular activities to hone their organizational and leadership skills. Some of these include becoming an officer in a student club or honors society, attending professional conferences, organizing a symposium, participating in undergraduate research, working as a teaching assistant or tutor, or learning how to maintain and operate technical equipment like weather stations or well-diggers.

If you are interested in any of our programs, please feel free to email me at (open email inbox) . If you would like to plan a visit, please let us know you are coming, so we can make sure someone from Geography, Geology, or Meteorology is available to give you a tour of the facilities and tell you more about the program.


Dr. Sytske (Seets-kah) Kimball

Professor of Meteorology

Chair, Department of Earth Sciences

- Earth Sciences News -

Main Links

Local Links

Quick Links

Social Links

What is this view?

You are using a dynamic assistive view of the University of South Alabama site. It has all the same data and features of the original site but formatted just with assistive users in mind. It has links and content reorganized to aid assistive users and has controls at the bottom under assistive options that allow you to control key aspects such as font size and contrast colors etc.
This is not a separate text-only site, it's a dynamic view that uses unique technology from Usablenet to give assistive users better, more accessible access to the same content and features as all users that use the graphic view of the site.

Assistive Options

Top of page

Assistive Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a Usablenet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.