UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Geology is the science of the earth. In this applied and interdisciplinary field, students will use a combination of
field work, computer modeling and lab work solve many
environmental and resource-oriented problems. Geologists study the surface and interior of the earth and other
planets. They work to understand the processes that shaped our
planet in the past and will be shaping it in the future. A career in geology can involve lots of travel and scientific work in both
the lab and the field.
Highlights of the Geology Major
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the field of geology. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates have found employment or internship opportunities with.
Potential Job Titles
From 2014-2024, the demand for geoscientists is expected to grow
which is faster than the average for all occupations (source). This job growth is largely due to energy needs, environmental protection and responsible resource management.