For additional information:
Dr. Jerome Blechman, Chair
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
1-800-SUNY-123 ext. 3707
(607) 436-3707


Welcome to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Thank you very much for visiting.  If you are looking for programs in Geology, Meteorology, Earth Science, or Adolescence Education - Earth Science, you’ve come to the right place.  Completing our curricula will earn you a Bachelor of Science degree in one of these geoscience fields.  From there you will be prepared to compete for a job right out of college or go on to graduate study at any college or university in the country.  Our goal is to “teach and mentor students to understand the interactions among Earth systems and society” and we take this very seriously. SUNY-Oneonta is a teaching college and students are the #1 priority for faculty in EAS. We have lots to offer.


The mission of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department of the College at Oneonta is as follows: “Our mission as educators and researchers of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is to teach and mentor students to understand the interactions among Earth systems and society.”


Our vision to accomplish that mission includes the following tenets:

  • Consistent excellence in teaching
  • Promoting research as an integral component of the undergraduate experience
  • Preparing students for careers in Earth Science Education, and Earth, Atmospheric, and Geologic Sciences
  • Maintaining an open, supportive, inclusive department environment
  • Serving our community as scientific experts
  • Participating in campus governance