Geological Sciences

Geological Sciences

The geological sciences major 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 those continuing on for graduate work. It incorporates courses in cognate sciences, field experiences and a summer field camp.

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College.

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
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state agencies
  • U.S. Geological Survey and state surveys
  • Universities

Alumni work as:

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

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