Geoscientists
  • geochemistsMedian pay in 2016: $89,780
  • Job growth 2016-26: +14%
  • Typical entry-level education: bachelor’s degree

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Graduates go on to careers protecting natural resources, providing expert advice to communities, and building a broad and deep understanding of the land and ocean areas they oversee.

Geology majors frequently work for:

  • environmental and engineering geology companies
  • hydrogeology and groundwater protection companies
  • energy resource exploration and development companies
  • state and federal agencies

Whatever they choose, they have very few problems finding a job.

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Want to keep exploring a career in geological sciences?

Thinking about Majoring in Geology?

Our degrees are designed to give you a wide breadth of geological knowledge and analytical skills to prepare you for a variety of careers in this field. We have three bachelor’s degrees—geology, earth science, and earth/space science teaching—as well as a master’s degree in geology and a PhD in environmental science. If you’re pursing another major, consider one of our minors in earth space science, geology, or environmental science.

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geology classIf you plan to teach, have an interest in the sciences, enjoy topics with clear real-world applications and want to make a difference in our use of the planet, then you should consider working in earth science education.

Our alumni who are earth science educators at primary, secondary, college, and university levels help students to see the way the planet works, reach out to the public for better understanding of the natural world, and perform research to investigate remaining mysteries of the earth (and other planets).

Thinking about Majoring in Geology?

Our degrees are designed to give you a wide breadth of geological knowledge and analytical skills to prepare you for a variety of careers in this field. We have three bachelor’s degrees—geology, earth science, and earth/space science teaching—as well as a master’s degree in geology and a PhD in environmental science. If you’re pursing another major, consider one of our minors in earth space science, geology, or environmental science.

See Our Programs