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Geology graduates typically pursue careers in one of four major sectors: industry (petroleum, metals and minerals mining, resources mining); environmental (consulting, hydrology, mapping, non-profit work, conservation); government (U.S. Geological Survey, Department of Energy, Minnesota Geological Survey, civil natural resources agencies); or research and education.

Morris Geology majors have a record of professional success. They are currently employed by major oil companies, geophysical and exploration companies, consulting firms specializing in environmental and engineering geology, state geological surveys, state departments of natural resources, national research labs, and as teachers at the secondary or university level.

Students may move directly into the workforce with a bachelor’s degree, but graduate study in a specific sector within the geological sciences is highly beneficial. Some examples of careers that Morris geology graduates have moved into by sector are:




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Morris Geology Discipline majors have had great success pursuing higher degrees, gaining entry to graduate programs at the following schools: