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Earth and Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Science degree offered by the College of Staten Island provides students the opportunity to specialize in either geology or environmental science. Students in the program learn a range of lab and field techniques, acquiring the necessary skills to enter the workforce or graduate study.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Science will obtain the experience necessary for a variety of careers in the fields of geoscience and environmental science, both in private companies and governmental agencies. Currently in the United States, the top three industries hiring bachelor's degree graduates are environmental services, oil and gas, and the federal government. These industries are predicted to have an increasing number of future openings with entry at the bachelor's degree level. The curriculum also prepares students seeking to pursue graduate studies in earth and environmental sciences, including the M.S. in Environmental Science at CSI.


Educational Objectives

Geologists and Environmental Scientists perform many essential roles in society and graduates of the Earth and Environmental Science program can expect to become valued members of the Earth Science community. As such, the goals of this program are as follows:

  • A graduate of the program will understand and apply the core concepts in Earth and Environmental Science.
  • A graduate of the program will be scientifically and mathematically literate and be able to apply concepts from diverse scientific disciplines to problems in Earth and Environmental Science.
  • A graduate of the program will have knowledge of and exhibit competence in current field and laboratory techniques in Earth and Environmental Science.
  • A graduate of the program will be able to communicate scientific information and research results effectively.
  • A graduate of the program will be equipped with the necessary skills to enter the workforce or graduate study.​

For complete ADA compliant 4 Year Plans: see Earth and Environmental Science 4 Year Sample Plan or Earth Science 7-12 BS 4 Year Sample Plan.


Honors in Earth and Environmental Science:

Students in Earth and Environmental Science may graduate with honors if they maintain a 3.5 GPA in the major, and complete GEO 460 Capstone Research Seminar and Thesis.​


Faculty and Staff

Professor & Chairman

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor

Professor

Athanasios Koutavas

Sean Thatcher                                                          

Professor

Professor

 

 

 

Marie Gomes    Administrative Assistant

Brooke Price    College Laboratory Technician

 

 

Noureddin Amaach                           Adjunct Faculty

Michael Ayers                                   Adjunct Faculty

Maria Ivanova                                   Adjunct Faculty

Mossbah Kolkas                               Adjunct Faculty

Rosemary McCall                             Adjunct Faculty

Larbi Rddad                                      Adjunct Faculty

 

 

Amaury Acevedo                              Adjunct CLT

Sara Kominoski                                Adjunct CLT

Jacklyn Riezel                                  Adjunct CLT

Drew Stillman                                  Adjunct CLT

Sarah Dabous                                 Tutor