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Career Opportunities in Geology

This is an exciting time to be a geologist.  In today’s economy, there is a high demand for trained geoscientists, and students who graduate from CSUB with a degree in Geology generally find rewarding employment in their field.  Many CSUB Geology major continue their studies in top graduate programs around the works and go on to pursue challenging careers in various field, including

  • Petroleum and minerals exploration
  • Environmental consulting
  • Scientific and technical consulting
  • Water resources
  • Land use management
  • Waste disposal management
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Secondary school science education


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I can't say enough positive things about CSUB's Geology Department. My education there has served me incredibly well. The faculty and staff take advantage of the amazing California geology, diverse local industry, abundant research opportunities, and their own expertise to provide a great academic experience for students. I would (and do!) recommend CSUB Geology to anyone. Close Quote
Anne Draucker, B.S. 2003, M.S. 2007
Geologist, Chevron