Are you interested in studying the environment in all its aspects – rock, water, air, soil? If so, then the Geology Department at SUNY Cortland offers you a high-quality education with state-of-the-art facilities and numerous field study options. Our graduates study, work and teach on the highest mountains and in the deepest oceans of the earth.
As a geology student you will complete a program of traditional course work then choose to concentrate in environmental science or water resources, or combine courses in the major leading to initial certification as a secondary school teacher of earth science.
Nearly every course has a field experience where you can work in the environment studying with faculty on research projects. The Brauer Education Center, our field station near Albany, will be at your disposal for courses and weekend outings.
Upon graduation you can qualify for graduate school admission or employment in both the private and public sector. There are currently numerous opportunities with consulting firms dealing with environmental problems and major construction projects.
Earth and Sky Program
Earth and Sky is a unique opportunity for first-year students at SUNY Cortland to take classes together as a group interested in exploring the natural sciences.
Earth and Sky is not a major, but a way of grouping courses with overlapping interests together into a first semester program. The courses focus on the natural, earth, and environmental sciences and space science.
- Marie Ponterio Honored by French Government June 10, 2014
- C-Club Hall of Fame to Induct Seven Members June 10, 2014
- Cortland 23rd in Final Directors' Cup Standings June 10, 2014
- Joe Cardarelli Named Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach June 10, 2014
- Commission Releases Cortaca Report June 06, 2014
- Carlos Medina '78 Leads SUNY Diversity Efforts May 22, 2014
- Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni May 21, 2014
- Volunteer Recruitment Workshop Planned May 21, 2014
- 5K Run/Walk Benefits Child Care Center May 21, 2014
- EMS Scholarship Named for Marley Barduhn May 21, 2014
- Upper Campus Operates on Partial Power May 21, 2014
- Professor’s Final Gift Continues Legacy May 13, 2014
- Sharon Steadman Earns Rozanne Brooks Award May 13, 2014
- Interim Finance and Management Staff Named May 13, 2014
- Stadium Complex to Host Historic Commencement May 13, 2014
- Adolescence Education: Earth Science (7-12) [AES]
- Geology [GLY]
- Geology Minor
- Geology: Concentration in Environmental Science [GLY/ENVS]
The Geology Club at Cortland is very active and offers students an informal avenue to share experiences. The Geology Club also offers yearly excursions to points of geological interest such as mineral collecting trips in the Adirondack Mountains or local excursions to collect fossils.Read More About Geology Department Clubs