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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Requirements for Matriculation (in addition to the College requirements for admission)

  • Residence: A minimum of two full Semesters, and 18 credits of coursework in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College.
  • Satisfactory completion of the following curriculum of coursework: 30 credits, and a 6 credit internship. In exceptional cases, some courses may be waived because of transfer credits or professional experience. In addition, unless they have an undergraduate geology major, students must take Geology 701 and Geology 702 during their first year.

    Environmental Geosciences Core Courses:

    GEOL 745: Hydrology or GEOL 746 Groundwater Hydrology
    GEOL 762: Shallow Subsurface Geophysics
    GEOL 763: Geographic Information Systems
    GEOL 760: Environmental Geochemistry

    Environmental Geosciences Methods Courses:

    GEOL 761: Field Methods in Hydrology
    GEOL 767: Field Techniques in Environmental Sciences
    GEOL 766: Analytical Techn. in Env. Geosciences

    Three Elective courses from among the following, to which others may be added:

    GEOL 742: Stratigraphy
    GEOL 750: Environmental Geology
    GEOL 747: Coastal and Estuarine Geology
    GEOL 768: Soils, Wetlands and Bioremediation
    GEOL 764: Contaminant Hydrogeology
    GEOL 765: Surficial Processes

  • InternshipGEOL 788.6 Cooperative Education Placement – this semester or summer-long internship is in lieu of a thesis project and must be arranged with an organization, firm or agency in which hands-on experience is obtained. A program of internship work must be approved by the departmental internship committee and representative(s) of the internship organization. A substantive final report must be prepared and presented by the student.
  • Certification: The student’s advisors shall oversee the internship work and shall certify to the Office of Graduate Studies the satisfactory completion of all academic requirements for the Master of Science degree by the candidate. 

 Office Information

Chair: George Hendrey
Dept. Office: Science Bldg., D216
Phone: 718- 997-3300
Fax: 718-997-3299

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Gregory O'Mullan
Phone: 718-997-3452

All students are required to apply on-line


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