Dec 07, 2023  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Geosciences and Environment


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


Stephen Mulherin
(323) 343-2400


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 allows specialization in three areas: 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 a post-baccalaureate certificate  in Geographic Information Systems. The department also offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences, under its environmental hydrogeology option.

The Faculty

Professors:  Andre Ellis, Jennifer Garrison, Barry Hibbs, Stephen E. G. Ladochy, Stephen Mulherin (Chair). Hong-Lie Qiu, Pedro C. Ramirez, Hengchun Ye.
Associate Professors: Kristine Bezdecny,  Jingjing Li
Assistant Professors: Micheal Beland, Joshua Kelly.
Emeriti: Alan A. Colville, Perry L. Ehlig, Sin Fong Han, Richard W. Hurst, John A. Kirchner, Vincent Mazzucchelli, Robert F. Meade, Ali Modarres, Gary Novak, John D. Rees, Robert J. Stull.


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