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Geology Field Trip

B.A. in Geology
B.S. in Geology

Geoscientists gather and interpret data about the Earth and other planets.They use their knowledge to increase our understanding of Earth processes and to improve the quality of human life.Their work and career paths vary widely and include geology, environmental science, paleontology, economic geology, geophysics, hydrology, oceanography, marine science, atmospheric science, planetary science, meteorology and soil science. A Geology degree from SUNY Potsdam is an excellent foundation for a career in any of these areas.



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Geology is an ideal subject to study at SUNY Potsdam, given the campus setting is in the midst of ancient meta-sedimentary and meta-igneous rocks of the St. Lawrence Valley and Adirondack Mountains that have a billion-year-old story to tell.