2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geology Department

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Robert Darling, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 342
(607) 753-2815
Fax: (607) 753-4973
Email: geologydept@cortland.edu


Arts and Sciences


 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.

Programs Offered

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

Majors Offered

Adolescence Education: Earth Science (7-12)

Concentration Offered

Environmental Science

Minors Offered



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

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