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Our program is designed to provide each student with a strong, broad background for a B.S. in geology and/or geography, yet is sufficiently flexible to allow students freedom to follow their own interests. The student may choose either general geology or geography with a general, environmental, or geographic techniques/spatial analysis emphasis. Ample opportunity is available for independent student research and internships in the student's chosen field of study. Such research is an integral part of the curriculum regardless of the option chosen.

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Typical Starting Positions

Many geologists are employed by industries related to oil and gas, mining and minerals, environmental and water resources. Others are self-employed as geological consultants, Licensed Professional Geologist, or work for environmental engineering and consulting firms. Also, many work for the federal or state government in organizations such as the: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of Energy, Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; or state geological surveys.

Scholarship Listing

Annie L. Weller Scholarship
Brian & Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
COS Advisory Board Endowed Fund Sch
COS Student Advisory Board Student Assist. Award
Dewey Amos Geology Earth Science Scholarship
Errett & Mazie Warner Award in Geology/Geography
Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Scholarship
Geology Alumni Award
Gerardo J. Solis Latino/Latina Scholarship
Grace Markwell Meier Scholarship in Geography
Jon & Diana Giffin Geologist Sch
Lewis T. White Memorial Scholarship
Scholars in Undergraduate Research at Eastern (SURE Awards)
The Eunice Dougherty Scholarship

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Faculty Listing

Department of Geology, Physical Science 3003
Contact Name: Dr. Michael Cornebise
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