June 12, 2020. Department Statement on Racial Crisis
The Department of Geography and Environmental Science is deeply saddened and outraged by the loss of Black lives to police violence and by the police brutality during peaceful protests. We see these tragedies as stemming from systemic racism that continues to permeate institutions of the United States, including law enforcement.

We recognize the scientific evidence that demonstrates the disproportionate exposure of Black communities to poverty, incarceration, climate crisis, and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic that result in limited life opportunities, worse health outcomes, and premature death. We express our compassion by standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

As part of the public university with a majority minority student population, we acknowledge that systemic racism limits life opportunities of our students, faculty, and staff. We pledge to continue to grow our department as an inclusive community of students and scholars, educate students and ourselves about social and spatial dimensions of racism, and employ geographic and environmental knowledge to advance social justice and eliminate racial oppression.

Coronavirus updates from Hunter, CUNY and CDC websites.
Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes
Summer Sessions with Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Summer Scholarship Application for all students
Summer Scholarship Application for Class 2020
Tips & Resources for Students for Virtual Learning

Updates from Department Chair


Prof. Pavlovskaya will hold daily office hours for students “Open talk with Chair” from 10:00AM to 10:30AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 4:00PM to 4:30PM on Tuesday and Thursday. Feel free to drop by individually or as a group – send me an email at mpavlov “at” hunter.cuny.edu and I will send you a zoom link. Let me know how you are doing in your classes and how I can help.

04.29.2020 Dear Geography and Environmental Studies Majors and Graduate Students: Please consider taking our summer courses to make progress towards graduation and applying to our graduate programs. The college plans to extend graduate admissions deadline this year and provid assistance including financial assistance for taking courses in the summer session as matriculated and non-matriculated students. Please see https://hunter.cuny.edu/summer/ and https://hunter.cuny.edu/summer/financial-aid/. Read more.

04.09.2020 The Department of Geography and Environmental Science has transitioned to online courses and our staff is now working remotely too. We understand how important it is for students to have up to date information about courses, schedules, and resources and will do our best to assist you from our off-campus stations. Our computer labs are closed.

Please use the following contact information to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Office staff phone: 212-772-5265
Office staff email:

Martha Taylee at mtaylee@hunter.cuny.edu
Mimoza Frankfurt at mf111@hunter.cuny.edu
Or geog@hunter.cuny.edu

GIS, computer lab, technical support email: geohelp@hunter.cuny.edu

* See updates to office and lab schedule on our web-page www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu and the Department of Geography and Environmental Science Blackboard group site.*



Students and alumni share on 'Why GEOGRAPHY and ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES?'

Isabel Potter
BA 2014
Environmental Studies

Hristiana Stoynova
Environmental Studies major

Ryan Edwards
BA 2019

Adrian Ferrar
MS 2018

Sahara James
BA 2018
Environmental Studies

Christian Delgado
BA Geography &
Environmental Science

Shannon Doherty
BA 2015
Environmental Studies

Paul Racco
MA 2019

Evelyn Tawil
Geography Major
Spring 2020 Valedictorian

Livia Betancourt Mazur
MA 2015



Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1-3PM Eastern Time via Zoom
Hunter College Green Belt Society's World Oceans Month Event

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3-5 PM via Zoom webinar
Virtual Annual Departmental Awards Ceremony

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Download Printed Program

Professors Rutberg, Salmun, and Sun receive PSC-CUNY research grants

Thursday, April 30 at 1 PM via Zoom
The Public Policy Program and the Department of Geography and Environmental Science present "COVID-19, Cities, and Climate Change: Revelations, Ambitions, and Public Policy in a Pandemic World"

Wednesday, April 22 at 4 PM via Zoom webinar
Quill Rebecca Kukla, Georgetown University and Leibniz University Hannover, Recipient of Society of Woman Geographers 2019 fellowship, presents "Street Art as Anti-Capitalist Spatial Intervention in Contemporary Berlin."

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 10 AM via Zoom meeting
Hunter College Earth Day #ClimateAction Presentations

Mrs. Reimer retires after 15 years service to Hunter College's Department of Geography and Environmental Science

Dr. Cheng-Tsu Wu: A Remembrance by Charles Heatwole

Tutoring for Geography and Earth Sciences subjects at SSLC during Spring 2020 semester. Learn more.

Lunch with staff at a local restaurant.

Effective Spring 2020, GEOG 15000 World Regional Geography meets the Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues requirement. In addition, it meets Pluralism and Diversity requirement.

Professor William Solecki receives the 2020 AAG Gilbert White Distinguished Public Service Honor

ES student Rebecca Alisandratos participating in SEA semester

Cartography, geography and environmental rank high

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