GEOLOGY: Making the Earth Your Career
Do you wonder what makes rivers run; why we have mountain ranges and earthquakes; why the dinosaurs came and went; or where oil, diamonds, gold, and your well water come from? Are you curious about your surroundings and want to understand the big picture?
What could be more important than understanding the Earth, the planet we live on, the only home for humans for the foreseeable future? What profession could be more vital to our society than that which deals with the ultimate source of all resources and products that contribute to our livelihood and wealth? What could be more important to the future of our environment than an understanding of globally connected natural systems, from groundwater to volcanoes? What could be more interesting than learning where we came from and how our planet came to be as it is today (and where it is headed in the future)?
GEOLOGY is the study of the Earth and its inter-connected natural systems. It is not just studying “rocks.” It is how the planet functions on scales grand and small, today and over vast expanses of time, and how this functioning affects every moment and every aspect of life. We owe our existence to geological processes, and geology underpins our society. Well-trained professionals will always find numerous job and career opportunities in geology-related fields, because our society will always need tremendous quantities of raw materials which are extracted from the Earth, and because modern society will always place tremendous pressures on our environment.
Exciting breakthroughs in understanding the origins and workings of the Earth are being made at an ever-increasing rate. At the same time, the human enterprise has reached a critical stage where our activities have global consequences on a geologic scale. It is an exciting and important time to be an Earth Scientist. Opportunities abound! GEOLOGY is the discipline that encompasses all studies of Earth processes. It often involves travel, adventure, and discovery. A career in GEOLOGY can be as rewarding and satisfying as any imaginable.
Geology overlaps most other science disciplines. As a result, you can tailor your geoscience career to match your interests and talents.
LHU Geoscience Graduates
Virtually all of our graduates who have sought careers either in various geoscience fields or teaching have been successful in finding rewarding employment. For some, it has taken some time, mainly because of their desire to remain in a certain restricted geographic setting. Others have decided to pursue graduate degrees before seeking employment. Below is a partial list of companies, agencies, schools, and graduate schools where our students have met with considerable success.
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Last Update: 08/23/04