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Geology Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Geology Degree

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The geology degree program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 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 Virginia 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. Virginia Tech has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree28
Master's Degree6
Doctorate Degree6

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male23
Female17

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White32
Multiple Races2
Non Resident Alien5

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Geology program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $63.53
    • Average Annual Salary: $132140

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.5% from 2014 to 2024

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, hydrologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.9% from 2014 to 2024

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 Virginia

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,...)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

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