Geology Degree at Austin Peay State University (APSU)

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at Austin Peay State University 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 Tennessee colleges that offer geology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Geology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Austin Peay State University offers a bachelor's degree program in geology.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male13
Female6

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic2
White15
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Geology program at Austin Peay State University, 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 & Projects ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

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 & Projects ()

According to the BLS, geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 21.2% from 2010 to 2020

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 & Projects ()

According to the BLS, hydrologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 17.8% from 2010 to 2020

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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 Tennessee

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,...)

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B,M)

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B)

The University of Tennessee - Martin

Martin, TN
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Sewanee - The University of the South

Sewanee, TN
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M)

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