Binghamton University Geology Department
Geology Students Win International Competition
Students Jasper Baur and William Frazer beat a NASA team in an international aerospace and defense contest, with their land-mine detection project–earning first place in the aerospace and defense category.
The Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies offers both the BS and BA degrees in geology, a number of minors, and a combined, five year program leading to the BS and MS degrees in geological sciences. Graduate programs include an MS and PhD in geological sciences. The program regularly hosts seminars by noted geologists. The program generally has an annual field trip, usually over spring break, to examine geological relationships in other parts of the country. Recent field trips include Florida, Texas, southern California, the Southwest US, and Maryland
Research Groups & Facilities
Pursue field and laboratory study in environmental geosciences, sedimentology and surficial processes, geochemistry and petrology.
Freshmen Research Immersion
Focus on natural and archaeological resources applying geospatial mapping technologies across landscapes and beneath the earth’s surface.
There are abundant opportunities for students to do research with faculty in our department—either during the summer or the academic year.