Geology Major

The solid Earth and its resources. Whether it’s energy, pollution or sustainable use, we cover it.

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Undergraduate research and field experiences are plentiful.

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What You’ll Learn

Our students may find themselves exploring for oil, predicting natural hazards, cleaning up toxic waste dumps or working with engineers to build a new highway. All of this is built on a fundamental understanding of how the Earth works, and how humans interact with it.

Our graduates find jobs that cover the breadth of the discipline and many choose to continue their studies with scholarships for graduate study at some of the leading research universities in the country. 

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Studying Geology Opened the World

"Studying geology at Brockport was a wonderful experience. I will always remember unearthing an Allosaurus tooth while on my internship in Wyoming, and flying across the country to present my senior research project at the Geological Society of America in Vancouver, British Colombia"Ben Seiderman ’15

Last Updated 7/21/22