Geology Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at George Mason 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 Virginia 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. George Mason University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree19
Master's Degree0
Doctorate Degree0

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male10
Female9

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black1
White14
Multiple Races1
Unknown3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Geology program at George Mason University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $65.09
    • Average Annual Salary: $135390

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

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 320
    • Average Hourly Rate: $58.07
    • Average Annual Salary: $120780

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

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 120
    • Average Hourly Rate: $47.10
    • Average Annual Salary: $97970

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 Virginia

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,...)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

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