Students interested in a degree in Environmental Geosciences are encouraged to contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies. When the students are accepted into the major, they will meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to design a course of
study that matches their needs within the degree guidelines. As appropriate, the student may be reassigned an advisor whose specialties are aligned with the students interests.
Students must meet with their advisor at least once a semester prior to registering for the following semester. At the time of the advisement appointment, the student's academic record (all university, general
education, and departmental requirements) is reviewed and any concerns are discussed.
The University has articulation agreements with several local colleges. Students should consult with the advisement office at their present college for more details. The College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services Office at UB also may
be consulted. To request a transfer of credit for a course not listed at either advisement office, submit a request to the Director of Undergraduate Studies along with a course description from the college catalog and
a course syllabus.
SUNY Seamless Transfer Path
SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined
courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.
Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.
Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.
Environmental Geosciences - B.S.
Admission to the program is contingent on completion of the prerequisites with a 2.0 minimum GPA and a 2.0 minimum overall GPA.
Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major to graduate with an Environmental Geosciences degree.
Elective Requirements 6 courses from the list of electives; 3 must be at the 400-level and no more than 3 per department. 1 elective must focus on field methods and data collection. Independent
Study or Honors can be counted toward specialization with approval of the Undergraduate Studies Committee, but no more than 3 credits of Independent Study or Honors may be used for elective requirements.
Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum
Additional Credits Required for Electives
Total Credits Required for Degree
Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.
Specialization Tracks The specialization tracks are designed to provide students with a background in a single aspect of environmental sciences, enabling students to more readily compete in the job
market or attend graduate school. Each track requires a minimum of 4 courses from a given track plus 2 additional electives (6 total); 3 of the 6 must be at the 400 level and no more than 3 courses of the 6 can
be taken from a single department. The tracks given below are intended only as examples and are subject to future revision as new courses are added to the curriculum. Students are not required to select a specialization track.
Environmental Monitoring and Analysis CHE 349 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences CHE 413- CHE 414Instrument Analysis and Lab CHE 470 Analytical Chemistry of Pollution GLY 310 Ecological Methods GLY 419 Environmental Geophysics GLY 465 Environmental Remote Sensing GEO 350 Field and Laboratory Techniques