Geological Sciences (MS)
Geological Sciences comprises thirteen faculty with research interests in Environmental Geosciences; Sedimentology and Surficial Processes; Geochemistry and Petrology; Structural Geology and Basin Analysis. There are a number of different perspectives within these different focus areas and great diversity in research problems tackled. There is flexibility for students to tailor their program of study to their individual professional objectives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Highlights of this program include longer field excursions and seminars by noted geologists, both underwritten by the Department's Bartle Fund (named in honor of Binghamton University's first President, the geologist Glenn Bartle).
The M.S. degree is intended to prepare students for a job in industry or as a stepping stone to a Ph.D. degree, either at Binghamton or at another university.