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   The Geology Major: The Geological Sciences program aims to foster the intellectual development of its students within a geological perspective, and to prepare them to evaluate critical contemporary issues and problems relating to the earth's physical environment. For anyone contemplating graduate studies and a professional career in geology, certain ancillary courses are required and others strongly recommended
   Geology majors may (A) choose a traditional curriculum, (B) design their own curriculum, or (C) select an environmental geology track curriculum. These curricula may serve as a preparation for graduate studies or a career in the petroleum or mining industries, environmental geology, oceanology, land-use planning, teaching, business, and law. Environmental Geology also offers graduate studies in several areas of geology. It is possible to obtain the B.A. (or B.S. as an option) and M.S. degrees in five years.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Geology degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Geology.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Geologist
  • Hydro-geologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Materials Analyst
  • Petrologist
  • Pollution Control Specialist
  • Waste Disposal Specialist
  • Well Logging Specialist
  • Cartographer
  • Consultant
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Geographer
  • Geophysicist Technician
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Marine Advisor
  • Mining Engineer
  • Oceanographer
  • Part Naturalist
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Soil Scientist, Agriculture Surveyor
  • Teacher, Science/Math
  • Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Urban/Regional Planner

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • NASA
  • Center for Pediatric Research
  • National Starch & Chemical Co.
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Newark Museum
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • United States Department of Energy
  • Staten Island Zoological Society
  • Pfizer
  • Nature Conservancy, New Jersey Chapter
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