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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 several high-level environmental consulting firms.


SUNY New Paltz alumnus Brian Uller '11 is the first graduate to receive his Professional Licensure in Geology from the NYS Education Department. The requirements for this title are rigorous.  A professional license is the authorization to practice and use a professional title in New York State. Your license is valid for life unless it is revoked, annulled, or suspended by the Board of Regents.

9/12/2020, The Suffolk Times: Ground penetrating radar brought to 19th century burial site in Orient