Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

What can I do with a degree in Earth Sciences or geology?

There are many career opportunities for students with a Bachelor's degree in the Earth sciences:

Government Agencies

  • US and State Geological Surveys
  • NASA
  • State Departments of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Department of Energy
  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


  • Environmental Consulting Agencies
  • Mineral and Resource Exploration



  • Continue education with a Masters and/or PhD
  • Research and/or Teaching at college/university level


Here is a list of some resources regarding careers in Earth sciences. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

For more information, please contact David Fox, Director of Undergraduate Studies ( or 612-624-6361)