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Geology Degree at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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. Pennsylvania State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree132
    Master's Degree15
    Doctorate Degree12

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male120
    Female39

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian4
    Black4
    Hispanic8
    White118
    Unknown14

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Geology program at Penn State, 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 Pennsylvania

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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Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Lock Haven, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA
Type: 4-Year Private College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown

Johnstown, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences (B)
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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)