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Geology Degree at Illinois State University (ISU)

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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 (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male13
Female5

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
White17

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

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

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Bradley University

Peoria, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Champaign, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)
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Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)
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Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Augustana College

Rock Island, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)