Geology Degree at California State University – Chico

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at California State University – Chico 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 California 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. California State University – Chico offers a bachelor's degree program in geology.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male8
Female3

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White7
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Geology program at California State University – Chico, 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 California

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,...)

Shasta College

Redding, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

Sierra College

Rocklin, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

American River College

Sacramento, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

University of California - Davis

Davis, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Mendocino College

Ukiah, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M)

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Geology (B)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences (B)

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Contra Costa College

San Pablo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Geology (A)

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M,D)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B,M,D)

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