The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Geology
126 Cooke Hall
Buffalo, NY - New York, 14260, United States
When Sir Charles Lyell visited the falls and gorge of Niagara in 1841, he marvelled that they were essential for understanding earth history, and calculated the first numerical constraint on the Earth’s age using the recession rate of the falls. Today, the UB Department of Geology carries on Lyell’s tradition at the source of American geology with cutting-edge research on volcanoes and geologic hazards, climate change and polar research, environmental science, and evolutionary ecology.
Master's Degree, MA, MA in Geological Studies
Master's Degree, MS, MS in Geological Studies
Doctoral Degree, PhD, PhD in Geological Studies
Certificate or Non-Degree, Adv. Cert., GIS and Environmental Analysis
Certificate or Non-Degree, Adv. Cert., Geohazards Studies
Certificate or Non-Degree, PSM, Professional Science Management
Certificate or Non-Degree, PSM, Hydrogeology
Graduate Recruitment Officer
Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
We expect that students entering our department possess a solid background in geology and to have successfully completed courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. However, students with training in other natural science disciplines and engineering are encouraged to apply!
Students entering the department are expected to have a solid background in geology and to have successfully completed courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. However, students with training in other natural science disciplines and engineering are encouraged to apply; any deficiencies in their knowledge of geology can be overcome with additional study.
MS and PhD applicants with prior research experience in the geosciences are strong candidates for admission.