Department of

Geology, Environment, and Sustainability

If you are interested in understanding how the Earth works, studying the geology and history of our planet, safeguarding and managing the environment for future generations, and solving the problems of living sustainably now, you've come to the right place!

In the Classroom

Our Programs

The Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Environmental Resources, and Sustainability, and a graduate degree in Sustainability, as well as minors in Geology, Meteorology, and Sustainability for you to enhance and expand your education.

At Hofstra

The Student Experience

Your education in Geology, Environment, and Sustainability extends beyond the classroom.

Your Future

Career Potential

Majors in Geology, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Studies develop knowledge that is applicable to a wide range of different careers, from research to consulting, from corporations to non-profits.

About the Department

Students in Hofstra University's Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability work closely with faculty and each other in a supportive, team-oriented environment. We strive to develop students into professionals ready to begin fulfilling careers by engaging them in authentic research and scholarship and by providing opportunities for experiential learning in the field and through internships. We believe that today’s motivated and engaged student is tomorrow’s valued colleague.

Learn More

Contact the Department

Our Offices

Room 143 Gittleson Hall

114 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1140

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Phone: 516-463-5564
Fax: 516-463-5120

Department Chair

J Bret Bennington
Room 141 Gittleson Hall
Phone: 516-463-5568