Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

Environmental Science

The major in Earth and Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary program among the departments of Geology, Biology, and Chemistry. The goal of the program is to give students a well-rounded background in science as it relates to the environment. The program is rigorous and is designed either to prepare graduates for technical positions in the environmental industry or to allow them to continue their education in graduate studies. The program also prepares students to pursue an environmental career through the fields of law, business, sociology, health, or political science. The environmental science major requires at least 66 credits. Click here to view curriculum.

Geoscience

The Geoscience program aims to foster the intellectual development of its students within a geoscience perspective, and to prepare them to evaluate critical contemporary issues and problems relating to the earth's physical environment. For anyone contemplating graduate studies and a professional career in geoscience, certain ancillary courses are required and others strongly recommended. Click here to view curriculum.

Geoscience Engineering

The major in geoscience engineering is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and intercollegiate major between the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT. The goal of the program is to train students to combine evaluative and remedial capabilities in one degree. The program is rigorous and designed to prepare graduates for technical and management positions in industry or to continue their education in graduate studies. The program is designed to lead to certification as a professional engineering (PE). Click here to view curriculum.

Environmental Science Minor

Students must fulfill 22 credits for a minor in the geological sciences. Click here to view curriculum.
 

Geoscience Minor

Students must fulfill 20 credits for a minor in the geological sciences. Click here to view curriculum.
 

Teacher Certification

Students seeking teacher certification in earth science must complete the requirements for a major in the Earth and Environmental Sciences department as well as satisfy other requirements for certification. For details regarding admission to the teacher education program and the requirements, students should consult both their department adviser and the chairperson of the education department.