Earth & Environmental Sciences

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About the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department

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.

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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)

Useful Videos about Careers in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Important Information about Geoscience Degrees and Programs

Contact Us

Hun Bok Jung, Chair
Science Building, Room 250
Tel: 201-200-3161

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Faculty Directory

Hun Bok Jung
Tel: 201-200-3174

William Montgomery
Tel: 201-200-3367

Nurdan S. Aydin
Tel: 201-200-3108

Md. Shahinoor Rahman
Tel: 201-200-2374


Mark Zdziarski, Geoscience Laboratory Technician
Tel: 201-200-3084

Odilia Cano, Principal Clerk
Tel: 201-200-3161

Kaixuan Bu, Geochemistry Laboratory Manager
Tel: 201-200-3161

Adjunct Faculty

Noureddin H. Amaach

Fransisco Artigas

Anthony Bonassisa

George Papcun

Melanie Devore