Geoscientists explore Earth's physical structure, biogeochemical composition, and the processes that shape life on the planet across time and space. Your light is an energy all your own, ready to shine on a variety of scientific and environmental fields after your time in the geosciences program.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers as field geologists, environmental consultants, national lab researchers, petroleum geologists, geochemists, energy consultants, paleolimnologists, soil scientists, geophysicists, and educators.

They can also go on to earn advanced degrees in geology, engineering, and environmental science.

Educational Outcomes

Recent Geosciences graduates have gone on to pursue graduate and professional school programs that include:

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, M.L.I.S.
  • Columbia University, Climate and Society Program - Earth and Environmental Sciences, M.A.
  • University of Arkansas, Geology, M.S.
  • University of Colorado - Boulder, Geology/Earth Science, M.S.
  • University of Minnesota, Earth Sciences, Ph.D.

Employment Outcomes

Recent Geosciences graduates have pursued full-time employment in roles that include:

  • Polarized Light Microscopist, EMSL Analytical
  • Teaching and Logistics Assistant for Earth and Environment in Italy Program, Luther College
  • Field Technician, ATC Group Services LLC
  • Lab Technician, Gopher Resource
  • Staff Geologist, Haley & Aldrich Inc.
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Whether you want to jump into a career, pursue advanced studies, or engage in service work, the Career Center is here to help you explore and plan for life after Lawrence.