Departments

SCHOOL OF EARTH & ENVIRONMENT

Departments

Department of Environmental Science

Environmental science is the scientific study of the impact of human activities on natural systems. In order to address these issues, environmental scientists are trained to apply tools and techniques from a variety of disciplines such as biology, chemistry, toxicology, geology, hydrology, meteorology, geography, and statistics. Included among the subjects in environmental science are evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, resource management, and the effects of global climate change. The Department of Environmental Science and its degree programs are currently under development.

Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability

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The mission of the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability, is teaching, research and outreach that focus on understanding the globalized world, protecting the environment, and building a sustainable future. The Department offers several programs including a BA Geography, a BA in Environmental Studies, a BS in Community & Environmental Planning, and a BS in Geographic Information Science. All of these programs integrate theory and practice, blending both academic and applied facets of geography, environmental studies, planning, and geospatial technologies.

Contact:
Dr. Patrick Crumrine, Interim Chair
Robinson Hall
(856) 256-4811
crumrine@rowan.edu

Department of Geology

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Geology is the study of the Earth system, the materials of which the Earth is made, the origin and evolution of those materials, the processes acting upon them (both external and interior), and the origin and evolution of its organisms and ecosystems. Lessons learned about the Earth system through geology are also applied to explore the origin and evolution of other bodies in the Solar System. Central to geology is the study of how rocky bodies like the Earth have changed over time. The Department will begin offering two undergraduate majors starting fall 2017, the BS in Geology and the BA in Geology.

Contact:
Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Chair
Robinson Hall
(856) 256- 5261
geology@rowan.edu