Geology Degree at University of Massachusetts – Boston

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at University of Massachusetts – Boston 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 Massachusetts colleges that offer geology degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Geology program at University of Massachusetts – Boston, 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 Massachusetts

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,...)

Northeastern University

Boston, MA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Boston University

Boston, MA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M,D)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science (B,M,D)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences (B,M,D)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M,D)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B,M,D)

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences (B,M,D)

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M)

Tufts University

Medford, MA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Salem State College

Salem, MA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)
  • Geochemistry (B)

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

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