The department offers four different awards each year in recognition of our students achievements in different aspects of academic life. The award winners are recognized at an annual function organized by Furman University. The awards are:
Earth and Environmental Sciences Research Award - This award recognizes the senior student that has completed an outstanding original research project and shows great promise for a career as a scientist.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Scholar Award - This award recognizes the senior student that is deemed by the faculty to be the outstanding Earth and Environmental Sciences scholar in the graduating class.
Environmental Studies Concentration Scholar Award - This award recognizes a student that is deemed the outstanding scholar in the Environmental Studies Concentration.
The American Mineralogist Undergraduate Award - This award is given periodically by the faculty to students that exhibit a passionate interest in and talent for the study of minerals and rocks.