Geological Sciences

Geological Sciences

The geological sciences major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and is designed for students seeking a foundation in the structure, composition and processes of the solid-Earth, including such fields as natural hazards, high-temperature geochemistry, geophysics and paleontology. The degree is intended for students seeking a career in the petroleum industry, mining, academia or related fields, or continuing on for graduate work and incorporates courses in cognate sciences, field experiences and a summer field camp.



Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in geological sciences pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of earth science, geochemistry, and the environment.

Alumni work at:

  • Engineering firms
  • Environmental firms
  • Petroleum companies
  • State and Federal EPA agencies
  • State Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey
  • Universities

Alumni work as:

  • Development geologists
  • Engineering geologists
  • Field geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Hydrologists
  • Petroleum geologists
  • Seismologists

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