The Geology Program at SUNY Plattsburgh
Are you interested in how the Earth works?
Do you want to solve real-world problems?
If you are curious about rocks and minerals, how the earth formed, how water shapes our Earth and other geological processes, then come learn with us in the SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Earth and Environmental Science. With over 200 students and seventeen faculty members, CEES offers a great diversity of courses with small class sizes.
State-of the Art Facilities
You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory and field facilities, including:
- Remote Sensing and GIS laboratories.
- The Ecosystem Studies Field laboratory at the the Altona Flatrock Pine Barrens with extensive hydrological instrumentation.
- The Lake Champlain Research Institute with limnological research vessels.
- Environmental Chemistry laboratories equipped for work in biogeochemistry and watershed science.
We offer numerous opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in faculty-mentored research projects.
Careers in Earth Science Education
Students interested in teaching high school Earth science may complete our Adolescence Education Earth Science major. They will have to complete a master’s degree within three years of certification. Many students elect to pursue a degree in geology followed by a Master’s of Science in Teaching. The latter program can be completed in five years.
Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
If you would like more information about geology at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267