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Geology and environmental earth sciences

Geology investigates the origin, history, composition and structure of the Earth, enabling professional geologists to survey earthquakes and volcanoes; find oil, gas and mineral resources; develop land-use plans; monitor rivers, lakes and coastlines; and much more. Our program provides a foundation in the principles of geology and its related sciences with four laboratories, a seismograph and field experiences. A newer interdisciplinary track on environmental Earth sciences with a strong foundation in geosciences supports those pursuing futures in the environmental science area. Learn more


The study of the chemical composition of the Earth and other planets, geochemistry provides an interdisciplinary background to deal with the many complex problems of our world. Offered jointly by the atmospheric and geological sciences and chemistry departments, this program covers topics ranging from the chemical makeup of Venus to the search for oil on Earth. This encompassing courses allow graduates to conduct and supervise a variety of projects in geochemical applications, such as geochemical exploration, environmental management and power plant studies. Learn more


Oswego's meteorology major -- one of just a handful in the Northeast -- has a national reputation in this study of the atmosphere and its physical and chemical characteristics, processes, weather patterns and climate. We require specialized study in synoptic and dynamic meteorology, meso- and micrometeorology, atmospheric and cloud physics, climatology, instruments and air pollution. An outstanding alumni network, labs and on-campus facilities and field experiences such as our Storm Chasers program make this program particularly strong. Learn more