With the option of pursuing a B.A. in Geology, Geochemistry, or Geophysics, students at SUNY Geneseo are exposed to challenging and rewarding curriculum taught by accomplished faculty with a broad range of expertise. Alums of the SUNY Geneseo Department of Geological Sciences have gone on to pursue graduate degrees at Stanford, Scripps, Texas A&M, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Arizona, among others, and to become recognized leaders in their field of geoscience. Click the tabs below to navigate through the Geological Sciences programs at Geneseo.
|Geological Sciences||Geophysics||Geochemistry||Geological Sciences Minor|
Dr. Scott Giorgis, Chair (ISC 235A)
This program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geological Sciences.
Basic major requirements: 37 credit hours
|GSCI 160/161||Physical Geology and N/Physical Geology Laboratory||4|
|GSCI 170||Historical Geology||4|
|GSCI 341||Principles of Structural Geology||3|
|GSCI 361||Invertebrate Paleontology||3|
|GSCI 391||Geological Sciences Capsone Seminar I||1|
|GSCI 392||Geological Sciences Capsone Seminar II||1|
|Electives||300-level electives in Geological Sciences||9|
Related requirements: 21–24 credit hours
|CHEM 116, 118, 119, 125 or CHEM 203, 204, 119||8|
|PHYS 113/114 and 115/116 or 123/114 and 125/116 or BIOL 116, 117, 119 or (with department approval) electives in another natural science or Mathematics*||6-8|
|MATH 222 (strongly recommended) or one of the following statistics courses: BIOL 250, ECON 205, GEOL 278, MATH 242, MATH 262, PLSC 251, PSYC 250, SOCL 211||3-4|
*Students seeking Certification in Adolescent Education (7-12): Earth Science and General Education may satisfy this requirement with approved classes in meteorology and astronomy.
Total hours as outlined: