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

The Department of Geological Sciences was featured in a GSA TV film at the recent Geological Society of America meeting in Vancouver. The film describes some of the many advantages of being a geology student, especially at SUNY Geneseo.


The department is gearing up for the January 2015 field trip to Chile! The fall version of the Capstone Seminar is underway, with students studying and presenting on a variety of topics to be explored in the field in the Central Andes near Santiago and at Torres del Paine National Park. Dr. Scott Giorgis is planning the complete itinerary for the trip as part of a Fulbright Scholarship at Universidad de Concepción's Departamento Ciencias de la Tierra.  


The department thanks Jerry Bastedo, AnneMarie Glose and Mark Hamilton for participating in the Celebrating the Sciences event on October 17. As always, alumni are a valuable and insightful resource for the >100 geoscience majors at SUNY Geneseo. 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