The B.A. in Geology is designed for students who plan to use geology as a basis for careers in law (such as environmental, and oil and gas), medicine, technical writing, teaching at the pre-college level, science journalism, and resource-related sales and marketing.
Students couple a broad foundation in geological studies with a specialization in at least one other field (such as business, journalism, geography, oceanography or a number of other fields), through a 15-credit hour minor.
The job market for geologists is cyclic, but the immediate outlook for future geologists and geophysicists is great. Over the next decade, employment of geoscientists is expected to grow at nearly twice the rate of other physical and life scientists, and pay one-third higher average salaries (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls. gov). The largest job market is in oil and gas exploration, but many geologists are also employed in protecting water resources, mitigating damage from natural hazards and understanding our impact on the environment.