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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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Students Enrolled in the Geology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Massachusetts - Boston offers a bachelor's degree program in geology.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male17
Female15

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian4
Black3
Hispanic1
White19
Unknown4

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

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Northeastern University

Boston, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Boston University

Boston, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M,D)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science (B,M,D)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M,D)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B,M,D)
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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

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

Chestnut Hill, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B,M)
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Tufts University

Medford, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Salem State College

Salem, MA
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA
Type: 4-Year Public College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
  • Geochemistry (B)
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Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)