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Thinking About Coming to Brockport?

Welcome!  If you're cruising college websites, you probably have a big decision ahead of you. You are invited to browse through our site, and if you still have questions, contact us to talk to a faculty member, set up a one-on-nikolayone meeting, or arrange to sit in on one of our classes. Being well-informed is key to finding the perfect fit for you.

Of course, we're thrilled that you are considering studying one of the earth sciences at Brockport! Whether you are a first-year student or transferring from another institution, the College and The Department of the Earth Sciences will work with you to make your transition as seamless as possible. More information about each major can be found by clicking one of the links to the left.

Haven't applied yet?  APPLY NOW!

FRESHMEN

Once you've been accepted and made your deposit, the office of Academic Advisement will begin creating a schedule for your first semester.  This will include any courses required and your introductory major courses. (See freshman academic planning for more details.)   Because some of our courses are offered every other year, it's important to keep to the schedule that you and your advisor develop each semester to ensure a timely graduation. 

TRANSFERS

Once you've been accepted and made your deposit, you will be contacted by a faculty member from our department to help you set up a schedule and get registered.  If you are transferring fewer than 24 credits, you will have freshman status. Click here for additional information about transferring to Brockport.

IMPORTANT:  You are strongly encouraged to complete as many equivalents* of the required courses associated with your major as possible at your current school prior to transferring to Brockport.  Course equivalents and other transfer credit information can be found here.

Earth Science

  • CHM 205 College Chemistry I
  • CHM 206 College Chemistry II
  • MTH 201 Calculus I
  • PHS 205 Intro to Physics I and
  • PHS 210 Intro to Physics II or
  • PHS 235 Physics I and
  • PHS 240 Physics II

Geology

  • GEL 201 Intro to Physical Geology (w/lab)
  • GEL 302 Historical Geology (w/lab)
  • CHM 205 College Chemistry I
  • CHM 206 College Chemistry II
  • MTH 201 Calculus I
  • MTH 202 Calculus II
  • PHS 235 Physics I (calc-based)
  • PHS 240 Physics II (calc-based)

Meteorology

  • CHM 205 Chemistry I
  • MTH 201 Calculus I
  • MTH 202 Calculus II
  • MTH 255 Differential Equations
  • PHS 235 Physics I (calc-based)
  • PHS 240 Physics II (calc-based)

Water Resources

  • CHM 205 College Chemistry I
  • CHM 206 College Chemistry II
  • MTH 201 Calculus I
  • MTH 202 Calculus II
  • PHS 235 Physics I
  • PHS 240 Physics II

*Equivalents must be at the same level as the required course.  Check with your school's advisement office to verify if a course you want to take or have taken is equivalent to ours. 

NOTE:  Those planning on pursuing teacher certification should expect an extended graduation date.  Visit the Education & Human Development website for more information on the education requirements.

Last Updated 3/10/15