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The Master of Arts program in earth and environmental sciences explores earth’s dynamic processes while teaching how the environment affects humans and how, in turn, human activities have impacted our environment. You will work toward solutions for offsetting these environmental impacts as you develop marketable skills such as sampling procedures, quantitative analysis, chemical analytical techniques, and Geographic Information Systems analysis.
The course-based M.A. degree is designed for students seeking entry into careers in the earth and environmental sciences. The program is designed to prepare you for a career in government or the private sector, or for an advanced degree, and includes a full term of program and career planning and advisement.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
The M.A. program in earth and environmental sciences offers advanced instruction in a wide array of subjects in earth and environmental sciences. Depending on the interests of the student, the degree program can include lectures, laboratory work, field work, and seminars. The M.A. degree prepares students for employment in municipal, state and federal agencies, NGOS, and consulting in the environmental, geological and urban planning sectors as well as university-based laboratories. It also provides master’s-level training for earth science teachers.
Applicants must offer an undergraduate major in geology, environmental science, or a related field, completed with a grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher. General matriculation and admission requirements of graduate studies are in the Bulletin section “Admission.”
Thirty credits in courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences are required for the M.A. degree, including the required courses EESC 7151G, 7155G, either 7521 or 7522, 7771G, 7902G, and the capstone course 7910G. Pertinent courses in other disciplines may be included in the 30 credits with permission of the graduate deputy. Courses in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department offered toward the degree must be numbered 7100 or above. The program of study must be approved by the graduate deputy.
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Brooklyn College is an integral part of the cultural and artistic energy of New York City. Our faculty members in Earth and Environmental Sciences offer incomparable expertise and tremendous talent, and each brings a unique perspective to their teaching and mentoring in and out of the classroom.
Jennifer Cherrier, PhD., is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at ...
Brett Branco began his academic career learning about the science of coastal environments, and th...
Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng is a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, dire...
Peter M. Groffman is a Professor at the City University of New York Advanced Science Research Cen...
Wayne Powell’s scientific research interests involve field- and museum-based isotopic, geoc...
Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the earth and environmental sciences M.A. program access to internships at a variety of companies.
Brooklyn College earth and environmental sciences alumni have found employment with many organizations, including:
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