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Prepare for a Career in Teaching


The Earth Science B.A. program trains you for adolescent earth science education.

Earth Science Major


What Will I Learn?


The program includes a sequence of geology courses with additional courses in hydrology, meteorology, astronomy and biology that are required by New York State Education Department. The program has flexibility, making it possible for students wish to enter the geology consulting field instead of teaching.

Upon graduation, students can enter SUNY Plattsburgh’s master’s program in adolescence education for earth science.


What is Unique About Our Program?


Our location at the foothills of Adirondack Mountains provides easy access to a 6-million acre natural laboratory for our students.

A wealth of applied learning opportunities are available to students in the earth science program. Students complete summer internships at the Vermont Geological Survey. Students also have the opportunity to assist professors with current research that studies the Adirondacks and groundwater contamination issues in Vermont.


State-of-the-Art Facilities

You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory and field facilities, including:

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