Welcome to the Department of Geological Sciences

Geneseo students with a broad, interdisciplinary interest in sciences, a curiosity of how the Earth works, and an appreciation for the natural world should become a geoscientist. With the option of pursuing a B.A. in Geology, Geochemistry, or Geophysics, students at SUNY Geneseo engage in a challenging and rewarding curriculum taught by an enthusiastic and dedicated faculty with a broad range of expertise. Graduates of the Department of Geological Sciences are equipped with the knowledge and skills to become outstanding contributors and leaders in the geoscience community. 

Recent News

Readers of the Albany Times Union may have noticed a recent op-ed piece about the Adirondacks from Ben Laabs. The online version of the article is available here

The Department of Geological Sciences is pleased to announce the new GEOS Program, which includes competitive scholarships of $4,575 per year for academically talented students. Please see the GEOS Program website for details about the program. 

The January field trip to Chile was a great success! Students enjoyed the incredible opportunity to study coastal and Andean geology near the city of Constitucion, as well as the geology of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Check out the incredible video and photography captured by Keith Walters.

Want to stay in touch with the Department? Check out the latest version of the Geology Newsletter or send a friend request to the Geneseo Geology Facebook page