Sierra Kaufman & Brittany O'Brien
Sierra Kaufman (left) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Planetary Geology at Brown University. Brittany O'Brien (right) has received a GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Award and begins work on her graduate degree in Geographic Information Science at the University at Buffalo this Fall.

Zakkary Hess

Zakk Hess has accepted a graduate assistantship in the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University.




Earth Sciences (B.A. and B.S)


Welcome to the Fredonia Department of Geosciences website. The field of geosciences encompasses geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geographic information systems, climate and weather, and even the study of other planets. Our introductory and upper level courses cover a wide array of these exciting topics and encourage students to better understand the world around them.

Fredonia offers these geosciences programs: B.S. Geology, B.S. Geochemistry, B.S. Earth Sciences Adolescence Education, B.A. Earth Science, and a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Geologists are employed in a variety of settings, including environmental sciences, petroleum and base-metal exploration, civil engineering, information science, urban and regional planning, and other areas. Opportunities also exist in education and with government agencies. Opportunities for employment in the Geosciences have never been better, given current economic and environmental realities.



Department of Geosciences

205 Jewett Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3303
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