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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male2
Female5

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
White7

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: 1,070
    • Average Hourly Rate: $83.87
    • Average Annual Salary: $174,450
  • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 280
    • Average Hourly Rate: $83.36
    • Average Annual Salary: $173,400
  • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 970
    • Average Hourly Rate: $89.44
    • Average Annual Salary: $186,030
  • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1,370
    • Average Hourly Rate: $70.83
    • Average Annual Salary: $147,330

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
    • Total Employment: 220
    • Average Hourly Rate: $39.99
    • Average Annual Salary: $83,170
  • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $33.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $69,440
  • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 120
    • Average Hourly Rate: $38.14
    • Average Annual Salary: $79,330
  • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 500
    • Average Hourly Rate: $33.79
    • Average Annual Salary: $70,280

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

  • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 70
    • Average Hourly Rate: $37.34
    • Average Annual Salary: $77,660

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M)

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, NJ
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Geology (B,M)

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Kean University

Union, NJ
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B,M,D)

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Geology (B)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B)

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Galloway, NJ
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Geology (B)

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