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Program Overview

The Department of Geological Sciences offers both BS and BA degrees in geology, a number of minors and combined, five-year programs leading to the MAT degree in earth science education.

The BA in geological sciences is designed to be more flexible. It provides a good liberal arts education in the physical sciences. It is often combined with other interests, such as science journalism or political science.

Current areas of research include:

Watershed-scale soil and water pollution studies

Effects of climate change, floods and dams on rivers and their flood potential

Pale climatology and pale oceanography

Field and experimental petrology (the chemistry and physics of minerals and rocks)

Basin-scale sedimentology and mountain building

Sedimentology and stratigraphy along glaciated margins

Remote sensing

Seismology of convergence zones

Geomicrobiology of extremophiles

Microbes in salt crystals

After You Graduate

Most students graduating with a BS or BA in geological sciences go on for graduate degrees in a number of areas of the earth sciences:

Oil and gas industry

Environmental consulting firms

Government regulatory or planning agencies

Teaching, primarily secondary earth science

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BA in Geological Sciences.

Full Time (126 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$24,660.00 (17,97,970) per year




Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Library North 2430,


New York,

13902, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have completed high school in a recognized institution.

Non-native English speakers must submit one test score demonstrating English proficiency. All test scores must be less than 2 years old.

TOEFL: 80-95

IELTS: 6.5-7.0

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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