Earth & Environmental Sciences

Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Understanding our earth and the environment has never been more critical than it is today. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary education that leverages our urban surroundings to emphasize issues unique to this setting.

Our programs prepare students for careers as educators, scientists, GIS specialists, communicators and more. If you plan to pursue graduate education, our emphasis on critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, technology and professional communication will provide a solid foundation for future scientific study. Majors and non-majors alike will find that the knowledge our department offers is vital to students’ growth as informed citizens.

Fostering personal growth through education is part of our core mission. While coursework is rigorous, peer and faculty support is abundant. Free tutoring and individualized attention from faculty guide our students to academic and professional success. Advisors and faculty will work closely with you to discover an academic path that aligns with your personal interests and career goals.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Department faculty members have expertise and research interests in a diverse range of topics, from GIS to medical geology and groundwater/soil contaminations. They are frequently sought-out experts who are driven, above all, by the satisfaction of educating the next generation of geoscience and geography professionals and scientists.

Choosing a degree program in the ever-growing field of Earth and Environmental Sciences could be one of the most important decisions you make. Contact us today to learn more.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Careers

  • Geoscientists: Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future.
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists: Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers, or work with industry to reduce waste.
  • Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates (American Geosciences Institute)

Important Information about Geoscience Degrees and Programs

News and Announcements

  • SJC’s 2017 Certificate Program In Urban Sustainability- Registration ends March 3rd: When: March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – April 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm; Where: HCCC / Boys & Girls Club / NJCU Main Campus; Cost:$175 Early Bird / $225 Regular Registration
  • Congratulations to Mandy Edgecombe, 2014 Environmental Science BA graduate.  She will be honored as 2017 NY/NJ Baykeeper awardee.
  • Robert Noyce Scholarships for STEM Teachers: NSF scholarships and stipends will be awarded to NJCU STEM majors who are obtaining teaching certifications in their fields. Funds will be available to undergraduates for their junior and/or senior years, and post-baccalaureate STEM majors may receive one-year stipends to complete their teacher certification requirements.  For more information, click here.
  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum Field Trip: On November 5th, 2016, about 25 NJCU students enrolled in a number of courses offered by Earth and Environmental Sciences Department visited the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, a former iron and zinc mine in Ogdensburg, NJ. Students had a group tour of minerals, fossils, and underground mine. Here are pictures of the group and fluorescent rocks.

CONTACT

Deborah Freile, Chair

Rossey Hall, Room 608
Email: dfreile@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3161

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FACULTY

Nurdan S. Aydin
Email: naydin@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3108

Deborah Freile
Email: dfreile@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3188

Hun Bok Jung
Email: hjung@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3174

William Montgomery
Email: wmontgomery@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3367

Martin Abend
Email: mabend@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3366

STAFF

Mark Zdziarski, Geoscience Laboratory Technician
Email: mzdziarski@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3084

Odilia Cano, Principal Clerk
Email: ocano@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3161

Kaixuan Bu, Geochemistry Laboratory Manager
Email: kbu@njcu.edu
Tel: 201-200-3161

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Noureddin H. Amaach
Email: namaach@njcu.edu

Anthony Bonassisa
Email: abonassisa@njcu.edu

Michael Castino
​Email: mcastinonjcu@gmail.com

George Papcun
​Email: george_papcun@comcast.net

Virinder Sidhu
​Email: vsidhu@njcu.edu

Howard Zlotkin
Email: word123@gmail.com

 

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