Earth science is the study of the earth or any of its parts. Earth science majors study the earth as a dynamic, interactive system of land, sea, atmosphere, and solar system. Geology is the study of materials and processes that form and shape the earth.
Buffalo State's Earth Sciences and Science Education Department is divided into two educational programs: Earth Sciences and Science Education.
Earth Sciences programs
Graduates of the earth sciences B.S. and geology B.A. degrees go on to further their studies in geology, environmental geology and other related fields, or move on to careers as professional geoscientists or secondary earth science teachers in New York State.
Science Education programs
The science Education Program prepares students to be secondary and middle school teachers in content area for all natural sciences, including biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics and general science. Study through the Science Teaching Center leads to teaching certification in New York State.