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What will I learn?

The program includes a sequence of geology courses with additional courses in hydrology, meteorology, astronomy and biology that are required by New York State Education Department. The program has flexibility, making it possible for you to enter the geology consulting field instead of teaching. In addition, the earth science major leads to qualifying you for licensure as a professional geologist.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Our location at the foothills of Adirondack Mountains provides easy access to a 6-million acre natural laboratory for our students.

A wealth of applied learning opportunities are available to students in the earth science program. Students complete summer internships at the Vermont Geological Survey. Students also have the opportunity to assist professors with current research that studies the Adirondacks and groundwater contamination issues in Vermont.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory and field facilities, including:

Rock preparation laboratory, sedimentology and a geo-engineering lab, suite of geophysical instruments for well logging and an experimental well field with more than 25 wells that are used for research and teaching.
Remote Sensing and GIS laboratories.
The Ecosystem Studies Field laboratory at the Altona Flatrock Pine Barrens with extensive hydrologic instrumentation.
The Lake Champlain Research Institute with limnological research vessels.
Environmental Chemistry laboratories equipped for work in biogeochemistry and watershed science.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


School of Arts and Sciences

101 Ward Hall, 101 Broad Street,


New York,

12901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

For international students

Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Minimum English proficiency requirements for admission through the English Bridge Program:

TOEFL paper: >490

TOEFL internet: >57

IELTS Academic: >5.5

ELS: >110

British 'O' Level English Pass: >E

PTE (Pearson Test of English): >45

Freshmen are encouraged to submit their applications for the fall semester by Dec. 1 and spring semester applicants by Nov. 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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