Geology & Environmental Sciences Department
Hartwick’s Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences trains students for professional and academic careers in the Earth sciences. Geology and the closely related physical environmental sciences are areas of study critical to the future of human society; employment forecasts for the future are very promising. Hartwick geology students work closely with the faculty in a research-centered curriculum with plenty of field and laboratory experience.
Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.
“You continue to do awesome things at Hartwick by giving the students great opportunities. I’ve truly come to appreciate the quality of my geo undergrad experience. After going to grad school and working with others in industry, I’ve learned that they’re certainly not all created equally – including bigger name schools.”
Stephen Catalfamo '07, MS
Sr. Environment, Health and Safety Specialist, Cabot O & G Corp.
"One of the best choices I have made in my life is choosing Hartwick. Hartwick saw my potential as an individual, rather than numbers on a page summing up “who I was” at a time when none of us truly know who we are or will become."
Caitlin Pointer '14, MAT
Earth Science Teacher, Vestal Central School District, Vestal, New York
"From my first geology field trip at Hartwick, I was told that the best geologist is the one who sees the most rocks. J Term courses were one of the greatest ways for me to see as many rocks as I could. While at Hartwick, I traveled to Hawaii, the desert southwest, and South Africa during J Term. These opportunities immersed me in geology that I would otherwise only learn about in a classroom."
Jessica Domino '15, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, Alfred University