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SUNY Cortland    
  Jan 23, 2018
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Geology Department

David Barclay, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 144
Fax: 607-753-4973
Email: Haley Zurell

School of Arts and Sciences

Geology students knee-deep in a stream


David Barclay, Julie Barclay, Robert Darling, Gayle Gleason, Li Jin, Christopher McRoberts

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Geology
Bachelor of Science in Geology
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Earth Science (7-12)
Minor in Geology

Concentration Offered

Environmental Science


Students who major in geology may earn a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science. They may complete a program of traditional geology courses, choose to concentrate in environmental science, or combine courses in the major leading to qualification for initial certification as secondary school teachers of earth science. Depending on the major or concentration, geology graduates choose to either begin master's level graduate studies or find employment as geologists, hydrogeologists or earth science teachers in grades 7-12.

Special Features

  • Opportunities for research
  • Geology Club
  • Internships
  • Fossil, mineral, and rock collections
  • Field trips
  • Brauer Education Center
  • Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve
  • Field and analytical instrumentation


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours; B.S. – 60 credit hours