The Earth and Environmental Studies Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science and Sustainability Science. A teaching certification in Earth and Environmental Sciences is also available. In addition, we house the University’s interdisciplinary PhD Program in Environmental Science and Management. Part of the program, required for students, but open to the general community is the weekly Sustainability Seminar Series. Our programs emphasize strong foundations in natural, physical and social sciences. We foster critical thinking and communication skills in an environment that incorporates 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:

These connections allow our students to participate in national and international collaborative research. Opportunities are available 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 and community, state and federal government agencies. They’re teaching in K-12 and higher education and have been accepted to doctoral programs in the US and abroad.

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We take great pride in including our graduate and undergraduate students in our field programs. Teaching them to collect and analyze their own data using state of the art instrumentation and data processing software.

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Department Administrators

Name Title Location Phone Email
Clement A Alo Chairperson Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 402 973-655-7579
Patti Ann Flatley Secretarial Assistant I/Non-Steno Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 220 973-655-4448

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