Are you curious about the world in which you live? For geologists, the earth is their laboratory. From the vast oceans to the earth’s core, Geologists study the natural earth systems that shape our changing planet.

Today the majority of geoscientists are employed in the environmental fields, but many are also employed in the exploration for and production of natural resources.

Career in Geology

  • Work in a laboratory as a research scientist, geochemist, or laboratory research worker or become a teacher, technical writer, or map editor.
  • Work in the field as a field geologist, geological engineer, oceanographer, or park naturalist.
  • Go into industry and work as a soil engineer, petroleum geologist, prospector, mining geologist, or environmental geologist.
  • Specialize as a meteorologist, seismologist, or hydrologist.

Transfer Opportunities and Pathways

A Geology major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Applied Physics, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Soil Science, Petroleum Engineering, and many more.

  • Search a list of Geology related majors at the UCs and CSUs
  • Compare average admit GPAs across similar majors at the UCs
  • Learn what major prep courses you need to take in order to transfer to the UCs or CSUs
  • Explore similar majors at private and out-of-state institutions
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