Geology Degree at Palo Alto College

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at Palo Alto College will help students gain knowledge in the earth sciences, including the behavior of solids, liquids, and gases that compromise the earth, as well as the forces that act upon it. Students who graduate the geology degree program may follow a career path in paleontology, stratigraphy, geological mapping, and more. Courses include instruction in historical geology, geomorphology, and sedimentology, the chemistry of rocks and soils, mineralogy, petrology, geostatistics, volcanology, glaciology, and geophysical principles. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer geology degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Geology program at Palo Alto College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Total Employment: 100
    • Average Hourly Rate: $63.11
    • Average Annual Salary: $131270

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Description

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Total Employment: 240
    • Average Hourly Rate: $44.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $92310

Hydrologists

Description

Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, hydrologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.9% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Geology Programs in Texas

Geology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Trinity University

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B)

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B,M)

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 130 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M,D)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science (B,M,D)

Austin Community College District

Austin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Central Texas College

Killeen, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Blinn College

Brenham, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

Wharton County Junior College

Wharton, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

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