Geology is the intensive study of earth systems, the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere. It is a field-based science applied to questions related to the identification of the resources needed for modern civilization, environmental contamination/remediation, natural disasters, climatic change, and the history and evolution of the Earth and life.
Geology majors at St. Lawrence spend a sizable portion of their time in the field, both locally and on field trips to classic locations in the U.S. and abroad designed to supplement classroom instruction with real-world experience. Graduates of our program travel far and wide and serve society and the profession in numerous ways including as part of the academic, government, and private sectors where they work as researchers, regulators, advisers/consultants, and academic professionals. Dedicated alumni return to campus for the St. Lawrence University Geology Alumni Conference every third year to mentor students on graduate school and career opportunities.
The Geology Department congratulates Oliver Riegle ’26, Allison House ’26, and Sadie Everett ’25, as they were each selected to receive a scholarship from the St. Lawrence County Rock and Mineral Club...
The Eta Xi chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Earth Sciences Honorary Society, completed its 31st induction ceremony.
A major gift from Doug E. O’Brien ’75 and Kathryn K. O’Brien ’76 will transform the Geology Majors Room, which serves as an important central hub for geology students’ educational and social activities, alumni networking events, and academic work. The new space will be named the Dr. J. Mark Erickson Geology Majors Room in honor of their former professor, mentor, and friend.