Major in Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences encompasses all scientific studies related to the structure and development of our planet, whether looking at the composition of rocks or soil on the earth’s surface, investigating the movement of plates or the properties of material far beneath our feet. Although field work plays an important role in many studies, today’s geoscientist commonly uses ocean drilling vessels, satellite imagery, high-precision geochemical and geophysical instruments, and the latest in electronic and laser microscopes.

WHAT YOU CAN BECOME Economic geologist, geochemist, geochronologist, geophysicist, environmental geologist/geophysicist, petroleum geologist, paleontologist, sedimentologist, structural geologist, marine geologist.

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