The unique and rigorous Environmental Geochemical Science major at New Paltz equips students with the scientific background necessary to address a wide variety of environmental issues. With an unparalleled location near the Hudson River, Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains, Mohonk Preserve and Ashokan Reservoir, the EGS major at New Paltz is enhanced by endless outstanding field locations for study and research. Our EGS graduates enter a range of occupations requiring analytical, instrumental, and quantitative techniques to address human impact on the environment. Recent grads have gone on to acquire Ph.D.’s in environmental engineering, work for the New York State Department of Environmental Protection, and secure positions with various environmental consulting firms.
Shafiul H. Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences