Group of EPS undergraduate students standing on the rim of a crater in Hawaii.

Geoscientists Making a Difference

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-Being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals


In the UC Davis Earth and Planetary Sciences department, we believe we can make a difference.


Geoscientists will be crucial in meeting society’s future challenges, be that through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement to avoid dangerous climate change, or through other important policies to protect the environment and ensure the availability of vital resources for all." -- Geological Society of London

A geoscientist's curiosity about the world — past, present and future; physical and theoretical; terrestrial and interplanetary — can help guide society as it works to make life on earth sustainable and equitable for all.

See how each of the UN Sustainable Development Goals can be tackled with geoscience expertise with Geoscience for the Future

Here in Earth and Planetary Sciences, our courses will prepare you for a career in the geosciences and provide you with the skills to make a difference in our world.


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