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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 (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male7
Female4

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Hispanic2
White7

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Shasta College

Redding, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (A)
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Sierra College

Rocklin, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (A)
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University of California - Davis

Davis, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

37 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science (B,M,D)
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Mendocino College

Ukiah, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (A)
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California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M)
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Cosumnes River College

Sacramento, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (A)
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Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

24 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M,D)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B,M,D)
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Humboldt State University

Arcata, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B)