The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, Sustainability Science, certificate programs in Water Resource Management, Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing, and Environmental Forensics, and teaching certification in Earth and Environmental Sciences. In addition, we house the University’s interdisciplinary PhD Program in Environmental Management which hosts a weekly seminar, the Sustainability Seminar Series. 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 the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Sea Grant, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Research and Education Fund, the International Ocean Discovery Program, among many others. These programs allow our students to participate in national and international collaborative research programs throughout the contiguous 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 US and abroad.

EAES News and Announcements

  • Renewable & Innovative Sustainability Entrepreneurs

    Renewable & Innovative Sustainability EntrepreneursStudents create new RISE Innovation Lab to support sustainable concepts and ideasTuesday January 16, 2018

  • EAES launches online Professional Science Masters in Sustainability LeadershipThis online graduate degree program can be completed in one year and is designed to fill a management need for governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and private-sector companies. Monday February 27, 2017

  • Feature image for Helping STEM Pioneers Succeed

    Helping STEM Pioneers SucceedAn interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Dirk Vanderklein (Biology) and funded by the National Science Foundation's Education Dept. seek to help first generation students succeed in STEM majors. Others on the project include Nina Goodey (Chemistry), Joshua Galster (EAES) and Julie Dalley (Research Academy for University Learning)Monday February 20, 2017

  • Feature image for CSAM Faculty Validate EPA's Hackensack River Contamination

    CSAM Faculty Validate EPA's Hackensack River ContaminationDr. Michael Kruge, EAES and Dr. Kevin Olsen, Chemistry, studied sediment samples collected by the EPA from the Hackensack River that indicate the riverbed is laced for 22 miles with a toxic cocktail made up of dozens of contaminants, from its mouth in Newark Bay up to the Oradell Reservoir. WochitMonday February 13, 2017

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Greg Pope Chairperson  CELS 220C 7569
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