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College Of Arts And Sciences
Geology
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Why Study Geology?

Our Geosciences Department is big enough to be a leader in geosciences and offer top-notch preparation in the field, but small enough that undergraduates can be part of everything that goes on. Our students go on to pursue a wide range of exciting careers. Barbara Cohen obtained a PhD and is now a scientist at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Craig Allen went on to become the chief meteorologist at WCBS radio in New York. Carolyn Porco received her PhD became the leader of the imaging team for the only spacecraft to orbit Saturn. Our faculty are true leaders in the field. Prof. Glotch is the director of a NASA institute based in the departmen, Prof. McLennan has been a member of the science teams for three Mars Rovers, and Prof. Hurowitz is a member of the Mars 2020 lander science team. The sky is no limit as a Geology major!

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Geology

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Global Effects of Natural Disasters
  • The Earth Through Time
  • Planetary Geology
  • Energy, Mineral Resources & the Environment

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Staff Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Field Specialist
  • Technician

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • EnviroTrac
  • P.W. Grosser Consulting
  • PDC Energy
  • Weatherford

Interested in this Major?

Department of Geosciences

Chair: Brian Phillips

Office: 255 Earth and Space Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-8200

College Of Arts And Sciences
Geology
Back to all Programs

Why Study Geology?

Our Geosciences Department is big enough to be a leader in geosciences and offer top-notch preparation in the field, but small enough that undergraduates can be part of everything that goes on. Our students go on to pursue a wide range of exciting careers. Barbara Cohen obtained a PhD and is now a scientist at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Craig Allen went on to become the chief meteorologist at WCBS radio in New York. Carolyn Porco received her PhD became the leader of the imaging team for the only spacecraft to orbit Saturn. Our faculty are true leaders in the field. Prof. Glotch is the director of a NASA institute based in the departmen, Prof. McLennan has been a member of the science teams for three Mars Rovers, and Prof. Hurowitz is a member of the Mars 2020 lander science team. The sky is no limit as a Geology major!

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Geological Oceanography
  • Geology

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Global Effects of Natural Disasters
  • The Earth Through Time
  • Planetary Geology
  • Energy, Mineral Resources & the Environment

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Staff Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Field Specialist
  • Technician

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • EnviroTrac
  • P.W. Grosser Consulting
  • PDC Energy
  • Weatherford

Interested in this Major?

Department of Geosciences

Chair: Brian Phillips

Office: 255 Earth and Space Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-8200

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