Union is a liberal arts college located in upstate New York. We are located in the Capital District of New York State that includes Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Albany, Capital of New York State.
Our program is strong and well-equipped, and is located in one of the most geologically diverse regions in the eastern U.S. We take advantage of our resources, and most courses involve both field and lab work. We have a variety of popular lab. and non-lab courses at the introductory level.
We also have a strong undergraduate-oriented research program, with a wide variety of ongoing projects. We are a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, which offers additional research opportunities every summer.Union offers opportunities that can enhance a geoscience-oriented education. The Environmental Studies Program is directed in the Geology Department, and geoscience is an important part of this program.
Geology majors can and frequently do minor or double major in related disciplines such as Engineering, Economics, Chemistry, Political Science, Biology, or Physics, or any other field at Union.
Many careers are open to Union Geology graduates because of our emphasis on research-oriented activities, technical writing, field work, and public speaking. Our graduates are extraordinarily well prepared for graduate school and many professional fields compared to their peers. About half of our graduates go on to graduate school, and the other half into a wide variety of geoscience and other fields.
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