Admissions & Aid
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.
Facilities, Equipment, and Research Affiliates
Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center (AREAC)
Environmental Sciences Analytical Center
Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center
Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
Urban Soils Lab
Community engagement is the focus of a recent round of national funding aimed at mitigating problem flooding.
To help students interested in studying earth and environmental sciences pursue their academic and career goals, Brooklyn College and Stella and Charles Guttman Community College announced an articulation agreement that
Research on 3,300-year-old Uluburun shipwreck continues to yield incredible finds.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is committed to a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for our students, staff, and faculty. We value the opportunity to interact with people with diverse experiences and backgrounds and respect a multiplicity of identities including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, abilities, religious beliefs, age, and national origin. Our community is strengthened by our differences and our commonalities.
Department Chair: Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng
Undergraduate Deputy: David Seidemann
Graduate Deputy: Peter Groffman
3137 Ingersoll Hall