Earth Science

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.




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

Paul Sirvatka, Meteorology

Diana Strode, Hydrology and Oceanography

Mark Sutherland, Geology

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Contact Information

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-3210

Spotlight on Meteorology


Paul Sirvatka

Faculty Spotlight on Paul Sirvatka, College of DuPage professor of meteorology.

Faculty Spotlight

  • Spotlight: Joe DalSanto

    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."

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  • Spotlight: Mark Sutherland

    Mark SutherlandEarth Science

    "I couldn't think of a better way to share my passion for geology than to help others learn more about it and hopefully inspire others as my teachers have inspired me."

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  • Spotlight: Diana Strode

    Diana StrodeEarth Science

    "I hope that students discover how the earth’s dynamic natural processes are relevant to their daily lives as well as to their individual career aspirations."

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  • Spotlight: Paul Sirvatka

    Paul SirvatkaEarth Science

    "We give our students the best meteorology experience. For freshmen and sophomores, I would say there is not a better place to learn meteorology than at COD."

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