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 offers both BS and BA degrees in geology, a number of minors and combined, five-year programs leading to the MAT degree in earth science education. Graduate programs include an MS and PhD in geological sciences. Programs also regularly hosts field excursions and seminars held by noted geologists. Recent field trips include Florida, Wyoming, Canada, Chile, East Africa and Mexico.
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.