Geology Overview

WHAT EXACTLY IS GEOLOGY?

Geology is the science of the Earth. Geologists study the processes that operate in and on the Earth.

WHY STUDY GEOLOGY?

Geology will help you use your knowledge of geologic processes operating in today's environment as a basis for interpreting the history of the Earth, and apply that same knowledge while confronting significant environmental problems like pollution and resource availability.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A GEOLOGY DEGREE?

Professional geologists can be found working in a variety of private companies and public agencies on tasks related to environmental engineering, monitoring and protection, resource exploration and education.

Careers in Geology

Types of Jobs

(From iseek.org)

Individuals who study geology often work in the following professions:

  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • College Engineering Teachers
  • Mining and Geological Engineers

 

Skills Acquired

(from iseek.org)

Geology programs include topics such as:

  • Chemistry of rocks and soils
  • Map reading and creating
  • Volcanology
  • Glaciology
  • Geostatistics
  • Geophysical principles
  • Field and laboratory research methods

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