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