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Geology Degree at William Paterson University of New Jersey (WP)

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at William Paterson University of New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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. William Paterson University of New Jersey offers a bachelor's degree program in geology.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male4
Female2

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White5

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Geology program at WP, 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

  • Salary & Wages
    • Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,030
      • Average Hourly Rate: $78.94
      • Average Annual Salary: $164,190
    • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 210
      • Average Hourly Rate: $73.65
      • Average Annual Salary: $153,190
    • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,000
      • Average Hourly Rate: $90.68
      • Average Annual Salary: $188,620
    • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,360
      • Average Hourly Rate: $72.08
      • Average Annual Salary: $149,930

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

  • Salary & Wages
    • Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $40.62
      • Average Annual Salary: $84,490
    • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 50
      • Average Hourly Rate: $32.60
      • Average Annual Salary: $67,810
    • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 120
      • Average Hourly Rate: $35.71
      • Average Annual Salary: $74,280
    • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 350
      • Average Hourly Rate: $36.82
      • Average Annual Salary: $76,580

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

  • Salary & Wages
    • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 50
      • Average Hourly Rate: $41.83
      • Average Annual Salary: $87,010
    • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $39.31
      • Average Annual Salary: $81,760

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 New Jersey

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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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
Type: 4-Year Public College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M)
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Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, NJ
Type: 4-Year Public College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M)
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New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ
Type: 4-Year Public College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Kean University

Union, NJ
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ
Type: 4-Year Public College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B,M,D)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B,M,D)
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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Galloway, NJ
Type: 4-Year Public College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Geology (B)