B.S. Earth and Environmental Science

The Department of Engineering and Environmental Science offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Earth and Environmental Science. A minor in Geology remains available.

Pre-Major Requirements

  • GEO 115 - Fundamentals of Physical Geology (3 credits)

  • GEO 116 - Fundamentals of Physical Geology Laboratory (1 credit)

  • GEO 102 - Historical Geology (3 credits)

  • GEO 103 - Historical Geology Laboratory (1 credit)

  • ESC 110 - Meteorology and Climate (3 credits)

  • GEO 111 - Meteorology and Climate Laboratory (1 credit)


  • MTH 229 - Calculus Computer Laboratory (1 credit)

  • MTH 230 - Calculus I with Pre-Calculus (6 credits)

  • Or
  • MTH 231 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (3 credits)

  • MTH 232 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus II (3 credits)


  • CHM 141 - General Chemistry I (3 credits)

  • CHM 121 - General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

  • CHM 142 - General Chemistry II (3 credits)

  • CHM 127 - General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)


  • PHY 120 - General Physics I (3 credits)

  • PHY 121 - General Physics I Laboratory (1 credit)

  • PHY 160 - General Physics I (3 credits)

  • PHY 161 - General Physics I Laboratory (1 credit)


  • BIO 170 - General Biology I (3 credits)

  • BIO 171 - General Biology I Laboratory (1 credit)

  • BIO 180 - General Biology I (3 credits)

  • BIO 181 - General Biology I Laboratory (1 credit)

Major Requirements
  • GEO 210 - Earth Materials (4 credits)

  • GEO 212 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 credits)

  • BIO 230 - Marine Biology and Oceanography (4 credits)

  • GEO 310 - Geochemistry (4 credits)

  • GEO 450 - Internship (4 credits)


  • Students must take at least 1 of the following courses requiring a significant field or lab project:
  • GEO 315 - Residential Field Course (4 credits)

  • GEO 460 - Capstone Research Seminar and Thesis (4 credits)

  • GEO 410 - Geospatial Data Analysis (4 credits)


  • Major electives (2 courses, at least one of which must be at the 300 level or above):
  • GEO 220 - Geophysics (3 credits)


  • GEO/AST 230 - Planetary Geology (3 credits)

  • GEO 320 - Invertebrate Paleontology (4 credits)

  • GEO 322 - Structural Geology (4 credits)

  • GEO 325 - Marine Geology (3 credits)

  • ESC 302 - Hydrology (3 credits)

  • ESC 402 - The Science of Global Warming (3 credits)

  • Additional course(s) from GEO 315, GEO 460, and GEO 410 not used to fulfill the major requirement.

The four-year degree plan for the Earth and Environmental Science B.S. is available here.
Click here to browse the full list of course requirements for the major.

For inquiries about this program, contact Program Coordinator Dr. Jane Alexander or STEM Academic Advising Manager Angelina Raio.

College of Staten Island
Earth and Ocean Sciences

The City University of New York
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Staten Island, New York, 10314


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