Earth and Environmental Sciences

Discover the Earth and our environment in New York City and beyond.

As a student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES), you will explore Earth’s dynamic processes, test waters and analyze soils, find fossils and minerals, examine rock outcrops to understand Earth’s history, and finally, learn how the environment affects humans and how, in turn, human activities have impacted our environment. You will also work toward solutions for offsetting these environmental impacts and develop marketable skills in GIS analysis.

These are just a sampling of the topics and research areas covered in EES. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career in government or the private sector, or for an advanced degree from a graduate school. We offer B.A., B.S., M.A., and M.S. degrees in earth and environmental sciences. We partner with the School of Education to offer an earth science teacher B.A., and a Master of Arts Teaching (M.A.T.) degree. With Brooklyn College’s Urban Sustainability Program, we offer a concentration in environmental science. Finally, many of our faculty members participate in the Ph.D. program in earth and environmental sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Our faculty members have experience and skills across the full spectrum of the earth and environmental sciences to help you navigate the rocks, soils, landscapes, coastlines, and waters of New York City and beyond. Furthermore, our many external partnerships allow students to apply learned skills outside the classroom and address pressing questions and problems related to Earth systems and our environment.

Whatever your interests and goals may be, we are ready to guide and assist you to gain essential workplace skills for a career in the earth and environmental sciences.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Rebecca Boger
Undergraduate Deputy: David Seidemann
Graduate Deputy: Peter Groffman

3137 Ingersoll Hall
P: 718.951.5416
F: 718.951.4753

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