Earth Science (ERSC)

What is Earth Science? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Earth Science Program

What is Earth Science?

According to the University of Arkansas, "Students interested in environmental problems, teaching earth science in public schools, or wishing to pursue graduate work in either geography or geology will obtain much of the necessary foundation through this degree. Because the program outlined below lists only minimum science requirements, it is expected that most students will use some of their elective credit hours to strengthen their mathematics and science backgrounds in areas other than geography and geology."

Related Careers

Atmospheric Scientist Marine Geologist
Civil Engineer Meteorologist
Cultural Preservationist Minerals Surveyor
Drilling Engineer Mining Engineer
Economic Geologist Mud Logger
Engineer National Park Administrator
Engineering Geologist Natural Hazards Mitigation Coordinator
Environmental Consultant Natural Resource Manager
Environmental Geologist Oceanographer
Environmental Protection Agent Petroleum Geologist
Environmental Protection Specialist Petrologist
Environmental Scientist Planetary Geologist
Field Seismologist Professor
Forester Sedimentologist
Geochemist Seismic Interpreter
Geographer Seismologist
geographic Specialist Soil Scientist
Geologist Teacher/Professor
Geophysical Data Processor Technical Writer
Geophysicist U.S. Geological Surveyor
Geoscientist Urban/Regional Planner
Glacial Geologist Volvanologist
Hydrogeologist Water Resource Developer
Independent Research Technician Watershed Manager
Land-use Planner Well Site Geologist

Related Skills

Analytical Skills Investigative Seek Challenges
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Mathematical Abilities Technical Skills
Flexibility with Work Settings Scientific Background Understand Complex Multidimensional Problems

Job & Internship Search Links

Earthworks Jobs

Geography Jobs

Geography Job Resources

GIS Jobs, Internships and Careers

Jobs at USGS

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Geoscience Careers

Professional Association Links

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

American Geosciences Institute

Geochemical Society

The Geological Society of America

Independent Petroleum Association of America


Society of Economic Geologists

Soil Science Society of America

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Miscellaneous Links

Foilar Chemistry Database

NASA Earth Science