Environmental Geochemical Science

Minnewaska Lake

Major in Environmental Geochemical Science!

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; as well as secure positions with various environmental consulting firms. 

Contact Information

Shafiul H. Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geological Sciences
Phone: 845-257-3760
Fax: 845-257-3755


Environmental Geochemical Science News

Next School of Science and Engineering Colloquium Speaker:

Dr. Alain Diebold

Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoscale Science, University of Albany, Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

"The Impact of Nanoscale Dimensions on Optical Properties"

5 p.m. Oct. 17, CSB Auditorium