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.
You will gain a solid foundation and have the opportunity to engage in a variety of experiences outside the classroom. Whether it’s a student-designed research project and presentation at a national conference, or an internship here or across the country, you will begin building your career here. Our Pathways program is a guide to laying the foundation.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
We recommend submitting first-year applications in October or early November. We decide your admission once you complete your application.
Next Deadline for Transfer Students
Fall Semester: August 1Undergraduate Admissions
Undergraduate ResearchDiscover the Earth and tell your story to other professionals from around the world. This is an experience that all of our students have an opportunity to participate in with a faculty mentor.
Many students choose to present the results of the projects at national and regional meetings such as the Geological Society of America annual meeting.
Job opportunities for geologists are very strong and continue to grow at an above average rate with median salaries well above the national average. Our program is designed to prepare you for licensure as a professional geologist and to take the national ASBOG exam.
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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