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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
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Ph.D. in Environmental Science
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Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
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Jazz History and Research 561
Liberal Studies 606
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D. with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School–Newark 2015–2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Environmental Science 375  

Environmental Science 375

A joint program between the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) (Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Environmental Science) and Rutgers University–Newark (Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Degree Programs Offered: Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy (Both degrees are offered jointly by NJIT and Rutgers University–Newark.)

Graduate Adviser (Rutgers University–Newark): Lee Slater, Room 137, Smith Hall (973-353-5109;


Director of Graduate Programs and Adviser (NJIT): Somenath Mitra, Room 332, York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science (973-596-5611; email:

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Rutgers University–Newark


Alexander E. Gates; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Structural geology; tectonics; radon

David Kafkewitz; Ph.D., Cornell

Lee Slater; Ph.D., Lancaster (UK)
Near-surface geophysics

Associate Professors:

Evert Jan Elzinga; Ph.D, Delaware
Environmental soil chemistry

Yuan Gao; Ph.D., Rhode Island
Ocean-atmosphere interactions; air pollution

Claus Holzapfel; Ph.D., Gottigen (Germany)
Community ecology, plant population, and community processes

Assistant Professors:

Mihaela Glamoclija; Ph.D.; Universita G. d'Annunzio (Italy)
Environmental soil geochemistry

Kristina M. Keating; Ph.D., Stanford
Near-surface geophysics

Adam Kustka; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Physiology and biogeochemistry

Ashaki Rouff; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Sustainable and environmental geochemistry

Karina V.R. Schafer; Ph.D., Duke
Ecology and global climate change

Assistant Research Professor:

Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis; Ph.D.; Rutgers
Near-surface geophysics and biogeophysics

New Jersey Institute of Technology Environmental Science Division 

Distinguished Professors:

Pierro Armenante; Ph.D., Virginia

Somenath Mitra; Ph.D., Southern Illinois

Robert Pfeffer; Ph.D., New York

Kamalesh K. Sirkar; Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana)


Lisa Axe; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
Environmental and geoenvironmental engineering

Basil C. Baltzis; Ph.D., Minnesota

Robert B. Barat; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nancy Jackson; Ph.D., Rutgers
Coastal geomorphology

Lev N. Krasnoperov; D.Sci., Moscow; Ph.D., Novosibirsk (Russia)

Priscilla Nelson; Ph.D., Cornell
Earthquake engineering and geotechnical engineering

Howard D. Perlmutter; Ph.D., New York

Angelo J. Perna; Ph.D., Connecticut

John S. Schuring; Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
Environmental and geoenvironmental engineering

Sam S. Sofer; Ph.D., Texas (Austin)

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