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As salaries and demand for geologists continue to climb, prepare yourself for your career with an exceptional core curriculum at New Paltz. With tracks in general geology, environmental geoscience, environmental geochemical science and secondary education in earth science, the Geology major at New Paltz provides excellent employment potential in industry, teaching, research, and government. Our modern facilities and stunning natural setting offer endless opportunities for undergraduate research, including recent projects focusing on climate effects on tree ring widths; post-glacial history and modern atmospheric lead deposition; and experimental reconstruction of an early arthropod trackway. Our graduates go on to attend prestigious graduate schools, teach, and work for variou government agencies and several high-level environmental consulting firms.


Contact Information

Science Hall Room 113
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

Phone: 845-257-3760
Fax: 845-257-3755


Latest Geology News:

The SUNY New Paltz Geology Department is now a Student Chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), only the second student chapter in the Northeast Section along with SUNY Geneseo. Founded in 1963, with more than 7800 members, AIPG is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. AIPG represents environmental consulting firms, geotechnical firms, and energy, mining and other geoscience industries. Professional members Chris Brown and Jean Neubeck came to welcome the new chapter and to give a presentation.  The Department is very proud of this achievement by our students!