The Department of Earth Sciences was founded in 2007 on the premise that studies in the Earth Sciences are intrinsically related. The Department thus offers two (2) B.Sc. degrees: (i)B. Sc. GEOPHYSICS (ii) B. Sc. GEOLOGYAcademic work started in 2007/2008 session with Dr. Jerry Osokpor as the Coordinator from April 2008 to October 2008. Prof. J. O. Etu-Efeotor was appointed Head of Department in October 2008, and held the position till 2010/2011 session. Dr. D. O. Ogagarue was appointed to head the Department in 2010/2011 session and held the position till 2013/2014 session. Dr. (Mrs.) O. O. Omo-Irabor was appointed to head the Department in 2013/2014 session until 2014/2015 session. Dr. G. I. Alaminiokuma was appionted to head the Department 2014/2015 session and held the position till 2017/2018 session. Dr. (Mrs.) J.E. Emudianughe was appointed to head the Department 2017/2018 session and has being in the position till date.