Department of Geosciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate Careers

Careers in the geosciences appeal to those who like to travel and work outdoors.

Geology majors are typically employed in the areas of natural resources or environmental management.

Jobs with smaller domestic energy companies are relatively abundant for those holding bachelor of science degrees, although many choose to pursue their master's and eventually work for major international energy companies.

Those working in environmental geology are advised to take the Fundamentals of Geology portion of the National Association of State Boards of Geology licensing exam during their senior year. Our curriculum specifically addresses areas covered in this exam.

Steady population and economic growth put stresses on natural resources, fueling demand for geoscientists. Can you say job security?

Here are some employment resources:

Academic Careers Online – This site lists career opportunities in education and academia.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists - The original purpose of AAPG – to foster scientific research, to advance the science of geology, to promote technology, and to inspire high professional conduct – still guides the association today.

American Geological Institute – AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role geosciences play in society's use of resources and its interaction with the environment.

American Geophysical Union - AGU is a worldwide scientific community that advances, through unselfish cooperation in research, the understanding of earth and space for the benefit of humanity.

Association for Women Geoscientists - This site aims to encourage the participation of women in the geosciences, to exchange educational, technical, and professional information, and to enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences.

Dallas Geological Society - This site serves as a singular source for timely information about the activities of the society as well as a digital repository for the history of one of the oldest local geological associations in the Southwest.

Geological Society of America – The mission of GSA is to be a leader in advancing the geosciences, enhancing the professional growth of its members, and promoting the geosciences in the service of humankind.

GeoSearch, Inc. – This site is a leader in personnel recruitment and placement in the geospatial sciences.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists -  The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of geophysics and the education of applied geophysicists. An associated site, SEG Student Connections, offers students opportunities to increase their geoscience knowledge and to network with peers, educators, employers and experienced professionals.

Physics Today Career Network – This site connects quality candidates with the best science and engineering jobs.

World Wide Worker – This site is for people and companies in oil, gas, and mining.

  • Updated: February 6, 2006