Our concentrations build students' skills in critical thinking, applying systems approaches to solving complex problems, data analysis and modeling (including remote sensing and machine learning), written and oral communication, and teamwork and leadership. With these skills, students are well-prepared for a wide variety of careers in governmental agencies and NGOs, environmental consulting companies, data science and the tech industry, university faculty positions, and education at all levels, and much more.
DEEPS undergraduate students are offered the flexibility of A.B. or Sc.B. degrees in four concentration options, which integrate concepts from biology, chemistry, physics, math, and computing to study processes at the surface and in the interior of the Earth and other planetary bodies, including key problems related to the environment and our changing climate, and natural hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes.
There are typically 60+ concentrators within the department and 20 graduates per year, 80% of which complete a capstone Senior Thesis. Undergraduates also have many opportunities to engage in research throughout their years at Brown and to enjoy other hands-on learning experiences.
|NOTE: In 2024, the department implemented changes to the DEEPS Undergraduate Concentration names and requirements. Graduating fourth-year concentrators will continue to use the former concentration names. However, second and third-year concentrators may have the option to graduate under the new concentration names and requirements. For further details, we recommend students reach out to their advisor or contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.