Welcome to the COD Earth Sciences program! We offer students the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of Astronomy, general Earth Science, Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology and Oceanography for both non-science and science majors.
The Earth Sciences program fosters an instructional climate that is accessible and responsive to the global, dynamic and innovative nature of the Earth Science disciplines. Earth Science instruction is provided:
- in innovative labs designed to provide hands-on experiential learning
- on-line in both lab and non-lab formats
- in flexible, independent learning formats
- in practical field experiences
In the right column of this page, select the field of your choice for a list of introductory level courses that fulfill general education requirements, other courses and career opportunities.
- Associate in Science
- Student Planning Worksheet: Use When planning your coursework.
- Course Descriptions
If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the faculty member you wish to reach:
Joseph DalSanto, Astronomy
Joseph Filomena, Geology
Vittorio Gensini, Meteorology
Paul Sirvatka, Meteorology
Diana Strode, Hydrology and Oceanography
Mark Sutherland, Geology
Health and Sciences Division, Berg Instructional Center (BIC),
Room 2616, (630) 942-2010.
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Spotlight on Meteorology
Faculty Spotlight on Paul Sirvatka, College of DuPage professor of meteorology.
Joe DalSantoEarth Science
"I set high standards for my students, but I want them to enjoy learning about our amazing universe. I put tremendous planning and effort into my courses and I want them to walk out with not just knowledge but also appreciation for what we know and how we know it through the process of science."Read Spotlight
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