Discover your place at Penn State and join the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Be part of a diverse network of students aspiring to become scientists and engineers who seek to find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in earth sciences, energy, the environment, and materials.
We are a small college within a large research university. That combination means that you can enjoy small class sizes, get to know your faculty, participate in research, and still have the opportunities of a large university. Many students think of our student hub, the Ryan Family Student Center (RFSC) as a home away from home. In between classes, students frequently take breaks in the RFSC. It is a place to study, chat with friends, relax, grab coffee or talk with advisers, tutors, and staff who want to support you as you find your niche and pursue your educational goals.