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Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences

From the Chair, Stefan Becker

Welcome to Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science at Lehman College of the City University of New York. This is an exciting time to study either of these subjects. Today it has become more important than ever before to learn about our changing planet. How will climate change affect us? What do we know about natural hazards such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, floods, and earthquakes? How can we contribute to conserve our environment and reduce its pollution? Where and why do we experience increases in economic inequalities between people, regions, and countries? The study of these and many other issues and concerns are fundamental within our programs.

There is no better place to study in the New York region than Lehman College if you are interested in these issues. Our faculty is highly motivated and excited and is looking forward to engaging you in a learning process that will make you see the world with different eyes. You will develop knowledge of the fields as well as analytical problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Degrees in Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences will prepare you for a broad range of careers in the private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations, as well as graduate study in the geosciences and allied disciplines.

Located on the third floor of Gillet Hall, the Department of Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences' classrooms and teaching laboratories offer students learning experiences that incorporate a variety of teaching technologies, including a state-of-the-art GISc computer laboratory.

The research of our faculty is internationally known and covers a diverse array of topics. There are many opportunities for you to become involved in our research. Please come and visit us and learn more about how you can become part of Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science community at Lehman College.

Stefan Becker

Professor and Chair

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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