Earth and Environmental Studies
The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies offers bachelors degrees in Geography, Geoscience, and Sustainability Science, masters degrees in Geoscience, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Science, a PhD degree in Environmental Management, and certificate programs in Water Resource Management, Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing, and Environmental Forensics. Our newest programs are a combined 5-year BS/MS program in Sustainability Science, the only dual-degree program of its kind in New Jersey, and a Professional Science Masters degree in Applied Sustainability Science. Our programs emphasize strong foundations in natural, physical, and social sciences, foster critical thinking and communication skills, and incorporate cutting edge field, laboratory, and computational methods.
The Department houses a nationally and internationally recognized faculty who excel at integrating teaching and research. Faculty research programs are supported by organizations like:
the National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
the Office of Naval Research
the U.S. Department of Agriculture
the New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute at Rutgers
These programs allow our students to participate in national and international collaborative research programs throughout the conterminous United States and Arctic Alaska, Antarctica, Argentina, China, India, Latin America, and Vietnam. Our recent graduates are employed in environmental consulting and geo-engineering firms, K-12 and higher education institutions, community, state, and federal government agencies, and have been accepted to highly competitive doctoral programs in the U.S. and abroad.