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University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” 
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The Department of Geosciences and Environment


4067C King Hall
Phone: (323) 343-2220
E-mail: or

The Faculty

Professors: Kim M. Bishop, Barry Hibbs, Stephen E. G. Ladochy, Hong-Lie Qiu, Pedro C. Ramirez, Hengchun Ye (Chair), Killian P. H. Ying.
Associate Professor:  Andre Ellis, Jennifer Garrison, Stephen Mulherin.
Assistant Professors:
Emeriti: Ivan P. Colburn, Alan A. Colville, Terry E. Davis, Perry L. Ehlig, Sin Fong Han, Richard W. Hurst, John A. Kirchner, Vincent Mazzucchelli, Robert F. Meade, Ali Modarres, Gary Novak, Clement Padick, John D. Rees, Robert J. Stull.


The Department of Geosciences and Environment offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Geography and Bachelor of Science (BS) in geology. The BA in geography consists of three options: Environmental Geography, Urban Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The BS in Geology consists of two options: Geology and Environmental Geosciences. In addition to BA and BS degree offerings, the department also offers a minor in Geography and a Minor in Geology for students majoring in other fields, and two post-baccalaureate certificates, one in Geographic Information Systems and the other Hydrogeology and Water Policy. The department also offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Art degree in Geography and a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences, under its environmental hydrogeology option.


Programs for this Department:

Undergraduate Major

Geography, B.A.  

• Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology   

Undergraduate Minor

Geography Minor  

Geology Sciences Minor  

Post Baccalaureate Certificate
Post Baccalaureate Program in Geographic Information Systems   

Graduate Major

Environmental Science, M.S. 

• Geography, M.A.  

Geological Sciences, M.S.