CUNY - Hunter College - Department of Geography

ID# 000642
695 Park Ave
New York City, NY 10065
United States
212-772-4000 (Main Phone)
Founded in 1921, the Department of Geography is unique within the City University of New York (CUNY) and is the largest and one of the most technologically advanced geography programs in the region. Students can major in geography or environmental studies at the undergraduate level, and can continue on for an MA in Geography, a post-baccalaureate certificate in GIScience, and a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center. Many of our students work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in the New York Metropolitan Area. The department also runs field courses in Hawaii, Maine, Argentina, and the Catskills.

Degree Programs Offered:

• BA Geography
• BA Environmental Studies
• BA/MA Environmental Studies & Earth Science
• GIS Certificate
• MA Geography
• MA TEP Earth Science
• MA TEP Social Studies
• PhD Earth & Environmental Sciences

The environmental studies program at Hunter provides broad training in environmental studies. The focus of our training is earth system science and environmental sustainability. We have two concentrations within our program: Environmental Earth Science and Environmental Management and Policy.The core courses of the major are grounding the physical sciences. After choosing a concentration, students take advanced physical science courses for Environmental Earth Science concentration and social science courses for the Environmental Management Policy concentration. Most recently we have added courses in environmental justice and ethics. Total requirements include 42 credits from core and elective categories.

This is a program leading to a BA in Environmental Studies and an MA in Adolescent Education: Earth Science. This program is designed for highly qualified Environmental Studies (Earth Science concentration, ENV-ES) majors who, during the course of their sophomore year, decide to pursue a career in secondary school teaching. The five-year BA/MA program will ensure that these students receive all of their pedagogical and disciplinary training before entering the classroom to teach.
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