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Earth and Atmospheric Science

Earth in outer space

The new face of Earth and Atmospheric Science – Earth System Science – deals with “how the earth works,” bridging the traditional fields of geology, chemistry, biology, and civil engineering, and placing a stronger focus on environmental issues.  At City College, this comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach enables research active faculty to address such issues as climate change, groundwater remediation, environmental microbiology, and renewable energy, to name just a few. 

Undergraduates work with faculty mentors on projects sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Environmental Protection Agency, and gain valuable career preparation in internships with the government agencies like the U.S. Geological Survey and NOAA, as well as private companies like Raytheon.

EAS students pursue Bachelor of Arts in Geology, the Bachelor of Science in Geology, and the Masters of Arts in Geology.