Geology Degree at Illinois State University

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at Illinois 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 Illinois 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. Illinois State University offers a bachelor's degree program in geology.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male13
Female9

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
White20
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Geology program at Illinois State 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 & Projects ()

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

Salary & Wages

  • Bloomington-Normal, IL
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.99
    • Average Annual Salary: $66,540

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 Illinois

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,...)

Bradley University

Peoria, IL
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Champaign, IL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)

Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)

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