Geology & Environmental Sciences

  • Geology & Environmental Sciences Word Cloud Oct 2016
  • GGLash with UCAS researchers May 2016
  • Mason & Papazissimos
  • GEO 421 Field Trip Spring 2016
  • SCREE April 2016
  • Donnelly Microscope
  • Weborg-Benson Conservation Field Days May 2010
  • GEO 421 Field Trip Spring 2016
  • CWP Meter
  • Freshman Seminar Fall 2017




Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.A.)

Environmental Studies minor (ENVS)

Geographic Information Systems minor (GIS)


Dr. Sherri "Sam" Mason, our department chair, continues to raise awareness of water pollution in the form of microplastics. This time, she and her colleagues analyzed bottled water, finding microplastics in many major brands. Read more...


Congratulations to Professors Gordon Baird and Gary Lash as they retire. Our loss is their gain as they focus on their respective research programs.

Welcome to the Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences!

Our department includes programs focused on the Earth, its processes and the impact we have on the Earth system, including geology, environmental sciences, geochemistry, (GIS) geographic information systems, environmental studies, 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 degree programs in the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences: B.S. Geology,  B.S. Geochemistry, B.S. Earth Sciences Adolescence Education, B.A. Earth Science, and minors in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Studies.

Geologists and Environmental Scientists are employed in a variety of settings, including environmental consulting, natural resource management, 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 Earth Sciences has never been better, given current economic and environmental realities.

Join us... the more you know about Earth & understand its processes, the better equipped you are to save it. 

Start here, at Fredonia's Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences!

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Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences

205 Jewett Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3303
(716) 673-3347 Fax