Montclair State University hosted the
Middle States Division American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

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 Science and 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.

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Greg A Pope Chairperson Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 220C 973-655-7569
Patti Ann Flatley Secretarial Assistant I/Non-Steno Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 220 973-655-4448

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