Department of Earth and Environmental Science

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at LIU Post spans the study of Earth’s makeup and physical processes to human interactions with the environment and the flow of natural resources through our urban and suburban settings and the natural environment. Principal research and teaching interests of our faculty include sustainability, conservation of natural resources, meteorology, global climate change, geographic information systems, plate tectonics, sedimentology and coastal processes. Our students have gone on to work for governmental agencies, environmental consulting firms, and school districts across Long Island, as well as to advanced graduate studies at universities in the U.S. and abroad.

A variety of opportunities are available for students to participate in clubs, special events and field trips, as well as to engage in research projects with faculty members.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Earth and environmental sciences, as well as interdisciplinary degrees with other science departments, and Earth science education degrees in cooperation with the School of Education.

We are a multidisciplinary department with several degree paths ranging from the physical science to the social science perspectives of Earth processes and environmental issues.

Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Earth System Science M.S. in Environmental Sustainability
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Environmental Science  
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Environmental Sustainability  


Green is Our Favorite Color

LIU Post is dedicated to minimizing our impact on the environment. That’s why we installed solar panels to help produce energy, initiated the I (heart) NY Water reusable water bottle campaign, and partnered with 511NY Rideshare and Zipcar. Find out more about our Sustainable Post initiatives.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean