What can you do with a degree in geology?
There are many career options for geology graduates. A recent survey of our alumni turned up a diverse spectrum of job titles and careers attesting to the diverse careers open to geologists.
Our alumni include the following:
- Environmental consultants, managers, and executives for firms across the US and around the world
- Exploration and production geologists and geophysicists for oil and gas firms
- Managers and executives in the oil and gas industry
- Volcanic hydro geologist with the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
- President of ASI Environmental Technologies
- Specialists in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Commissioned officer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Professors, deans, and administrators at colleges and universities across the U.S.
- Environmental lawyers
- Senior vice president for exploration at a major mining company
- Hazardous waste program manager for Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- Numerous middle and high school earth science teachers
- Consultant geologist for Union Pacific Resource Company
- Head of environmental geology section at Indiana Geological Survey
- Geologist in the Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas, senior oil and gas inspector
- Researchers in oceanography, U.S. Geological Survey
- Cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency
- Senior geologist at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources