According to the University of Arkansas, "The Department of Geology was established in 1887 at the University of Arkansas. The Bachelor of Science degree is a professional program placing emphasis on mathematics and physics and requires students to participate in a summer field geology course either at the departmental camp in southwestern Montana or at another approved facility.
The Department of Geology has all necessary equipment and facilities to introduce the undergraduate to the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the earth. Investigations take place at scales varying from microscopic examination of rock textures to structural analysis of the earth's crust based on satellite images. The faculty also take advantage of the natural laboratory available within the state and adjacent areas. Spring break field trips provide opportunities to view and to learn about regional geology outside of Arkansas. Field trip experiences provide a frame of reference for further classroom laboratory studies. Most geology classes also take field trips in the Ozarks, the Ouachitas, the Arkoma Basin, or the coastal plain.
Students wishing to become practicing professional geologists should hold the Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. It is further recognized that practicing professional geologists typically hold a Master of Science degree."
|Define Research Problems||Field Sampling||Prepare Technical Reports|
|Design Equipment & Simulations||Observe, Gather & Analyze Data||Review Scientific Literature|
|Develop Research Models/Proposals||Identify Materials/Specimens||See Relationships in Factors|
|Draw Meaningful Conclusions||Maintain Records||Summarize Research|
|Establish Hypothesis||Mathematical Modeling||Use Technical Instruments|
|Establish/Control Designs||Measure Distances & Relationships||Utilize Math Formulas|
|Evaluate Ideas||Perform Calculations|
Geoscience Research & Technical Jobs
Jobs with the National Park Service
USAJobs.gov - 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.
American Geological Institute Careers in Geosciences - Provides beneficial information on the different types of careers in Geosciences.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists - Get informed on what this association is all about and what it could possibly do for your future as a geology major.
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Geosciences Institute
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
Association for Women Geoscientists
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Geological Society of America - Provides information on different resources and jobs in the geological field.
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Society of Petroleum Engineers