Careers and Outcomes

Career options

A degree in geology prepares you for any number of positions in the following career fields:

Economic geology

Engineering

Fossil energy

Geochemistry

Geomorphology

Geophysics

Hydrogeology

Marine geology

Mineralogy

Mining

Paleontology

Graduate school options

Students who complete a degree in geology are well equipped to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry, geospatial sciences, mathematics, physics, biology and related fields.

If you are interested in teaching geography at the high school level, Missouri State’s Master of Arts in Teaching program provides a convenient means for getting your teaching certification and graduate degree.