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LIU Post Offers Long Island’s First M.S. in Environmental Sustainability

Graduates will tackle the challenges of climate change, population growth, energy and transportation needs


Rita Langdon ’91 ’95 (M.A.),Associate Provost/Director of Public Relations & Marketing
LIU Post,
Long Island University

Faculty from LIU Post Earth and Environmental Science Department (Back row, from left): Dr. Mark Pires, associate professor of geography; Dr. Lillian Hess Tanguay, director, Graduate Program in Environmental Studies, associate professor of geology; Scott Carlin, associate professor of geography; Dr. Margaret Boorstein, chair, Earth and Environmental Science Department and professor of geography; (front row) Dr. Patrick Kennelly, associate professor of geography; Dr. Victor DiVenere, associate professor of geologyBrookville, N.Y. - Climate change. Rising seas. Population growth. Bulging garbage dumps. Air, soil, and water pollution. Dwindling resources. How can we build sustainable systems that will provide the necessary resources for society without constant environmental degradation that eventually will affect us?

LIU Post (formerly the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) is proud to offer the first graduate program on Long Island to prepare researchers and leaders who will seek answers to these pressing questions – and join one of today's fastest-growing fields.

The LIU Post Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability will begin in September 2012. The 33-credit program will incorporate both traditional scientific methods and cutting-edge technologies (including Geographic Information Systems) to prepare graduates to address the challenges facing governments, nonprofits and businesses in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the environment and energy resources. A special focus and emphasis will be placed on applying these skills and knowledge to the Long Island/New York City metropolitan area.  A key component of this innovative program is its integration of the natural and social sciences.

The program is designed to be completed in two years, with some flexibility, and will position graduates for both immediate employment and admission to doctoral programs at other universities.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the field of environmental science is expected to grow by nearly 30 percent through 2018, as employers seek specialists skilled in identifying and resolving environmental, engineering and regulatory compliance issues. The mean salary for environmental scientists and specialists in New York State in 2010 was $71,000.

This new M.S. in Environmental Sustainability is designed to create in-demand employees, highly valued for their ability to address and communicate critical sustainability concerns regarding water, air, and land resources, especially in the New York City/Long Island region.

For more information contact the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at 516-299-2318 or visit their website by clicking here.

The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is now LIU Post

Posted 02/28/2012

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