• geoscience and geography


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    About the Department  

    The Department of Geoscience & Geography offers both the Bachelor of Science (B.S) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degrees in the following tracks: Environmental Science (B.S and B.A),  Geology (B.S), Earth Science (B.A) with and without Education Degree. The Department also offers a Geographic Information Science (GIS) certificate and a minor in Geography (B.A). The Department currently has four tenured and two tenure-track faculty members, one full-time Geological Teaching Technician, and one part-time Environmental Geochemistry Laboratory Manager.  We have 40 undergraduate major students (Advisor Center, Gothic Net, NJCU).  


    Mission Statement 

    NJCU has recently paraphrased its mission as  “NJCU strives to provide a diverse population with an excellent university education with an emphasis on applied learning.”  With this in mind, it is our new mission to apply comprehensive, inter- and trans-disciplinary scientific competency-based pedagogies to train the next generation of students, teachers and policy makers who understand complex earth system sciences to manage our planet.  Our aim is to empower citizens to think globally and act locally, and thus to be aware of their choices.   



    February 2016: Dr. Aydin and Dr. Jung served as judges for the 2016 Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health's STEM Showcase science fair at the Liberty Science Center. Almost 300 Hudson County students, in grades 5 through 12, showed off projects for the competition. Read the news about the event.

    November 2015: Dr. Aydin, Dr. Freile, and Dr. Jung, as well as students (Felix Zamora, Jordann McAlinden, and Carlohugo Rivera)  attended the 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, and gave oral and poster presentations.

    July 2015: NJCU Geoscience & Geography Department was invited to the 2015 City of Water Day event at Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Dr. Jung and Geoscience students (Felix Zamora, Jordann McAlinden, and Diana Mejia) displayed fossils and rocks, and demonstrated water quality measurements to the public. We also presented water quality data collected from the Passaic River and Hackensack River, and introduced NJCU and Geoscience & Geography Department to the public. 

    April 2015Dr. Nurdan Aydin has been named the first Distinguished Lecturer for the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA). Dr. Aydin will promote medical geology, the science that deals with the relationship between geological factors and health problems in humans, animals, and plants at the IMGA meetings throughout the United States. 

    April 2015: Dr. Hun Bok Jung's new paper entitled “Stimuli-responsive/rheoreversible hydraulic fracturing fluids as a greener alternative to support geothermal and fossil energy production” was published in Green Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry; Impact factor = 8.02). Please find the paper from the following link; http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/gc/c4gc01917b#!divAbstract.