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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Start exploring the earth right here in Brooklyn.  

Whether you are intrigued by earth's 4.5 billion-year history or driven to protect today's fragile environment, our Earth and Environmental Sciences Department offers you courses and programs that explore the global geological system while emphasizing the geology of New York. You will learn to observe, record and interpret data pertinent to geological materials and processes that geologists use to predict environmental trends. You will also learn to forecast and prevent or mitigate natural disasters, to explore for energy and mineral resources, and to aid in remediation of contaminated environments. Our faculty will help you earn a comprehensive education that will serve as your gateway to a wide range of geoscience career options in industry, government, and primary, secondary or postsecondary education.

Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Jennifer Cherrier
Undergraduate Deputy: David Seidemann

Location: 3137 Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5416
Fax: 718.951.4753