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What can I do with a degree in geology?

Our Bachelor's and Master's degree programs prepare you for a broad range of geoscientific careers, such as:

  • petroleum or mineral exploration,
  • environmental remediation,
  • natural resource evaluation,
  • natural hazards mitigation or
  • geoscience research.

Our graduates find employment in the local petroleum and oil service industries, environmental firms, government agencies, educational institutions, construction and mining companies.

What Do Geologists Do?

They have many specialty areas like:

  • Petroleum
  • State Government
  • Environmental
  • Federal Government
  • Education
  • Mining and mineral management

Fields of study include geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology, paleontology, sedimentology, and volcanology.

Why Should I Choose Geology?

  • Broaden your perspective of time and existence
  • Hands-on learning, both in class and outside adventures
  • You can travel: Students can attend local, regional, national professional meetings, often with special student discounts.
  • Field trips are offered on regular and occasional basis, visiting local, national, & international areas like:
    • Big Bend, Guadalupe National Parks, TX
    • White Sands National Monument, NM
    • Arches, Canyonlands National Parks, UT
    • Colorado National Monument
    • Devil’s Tower, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons National Parks, WY
    • Mt. Rushmore, Badlands National Park, SD