Because geology is such a wide ranging science, graduates can find employment in a variety of career paths. Some possibilities include: oil and gas exploration/ production, alternative energy development, minerals exploration/production, national parks, resource management, petroleum or mining industries, environmental, geotechnical or engineering companies, education and research.
In addition to the ideal geographic location of SUU’s campus, students have access to labs and equipment that include a scanning electron microscope, research grade petrographic microscopes, an X-ray diffractometer, a well equipped sample preparation lab, a GIS computer lab and a well equipped undergraduate research lab.
Name: Sarah Spears
Graduated: Class of 2006
Current job: Graduate Student, University of Kansas,
Majoring in Geology, specializing in vertebrate paleontology
"The Geology program at SUU successfully prepares students for a research-oriented world by encouraging them to do their own research and present it at professional conferences. Also, SUU is located in an ideal locale for field geology, with numerous opportunities to conduct hands-on research. My experience in the SUU Geology program is something that I would never trade."