Geoscientists play a critical role in protecting the Earth’s resources and educating
the next generation of innovative thinkers to confront ever-increasing environmental
Why Study Geosciences?
Studying geosciences prepares you for a variety of rapidly expanding career opportunities.
The more we discover about our changing environment, the greater demand there is for
graduates with the knowledge and skills to fill positions in areas such as environmental
geology, hydrogeology and earth science education.
Jobs in geosciences include monitoring surface and subsurface water quality, protecting
wetlands, assessing groundwater resources, designing remediation for polluted water
and land sites, and teaching earth science to high school students.
Graduates are hired by the mineral industry, energy companies, public schools, government
agencies and consulting firms. Others go on to graduate study, pursuing advanced fields
such as volcanology, seismology and minerology.