develop in students an understanding of, and appreciation for, the dynamics, history and finite resources of the Earth; foster in students an awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of studies of the Earth and the processes which affect its environment; and cultivate in students the ability to make accurate and systematic observations, and draw conclusions about natural phenomena by deductive reasoning.
In addition, the faculty strives to prepare students for graduate studies in the Geological Sciences and related disciplines as well as for professional positions that involve the application of scientific methodology to earth systems and materials. Over the past 15 years approximately 70% of Geneseo's majors in Geological Sciences have continued on to graduate programs.
|The departmental goals include:|
|To increase opportunities for student learning that supplement formal coursework|
|To review and, where appropriate, to strengthen academic and support services for all students|
|To encourage interaction among students, faculty, staff and administration beyond the classroom and office|
|To increase student awareness of international, multi-cultural and global issues|
|Provide leadership, expertise, and services for local and regional groups|
|To enhance intellectual excellence through honors programs and other enrichment programs|
|To recognize in tangible ways those students who make significant contributions to the College through their leadership|