Careers and Outcomes

Work with, and for, the Earth

Enjoy a career in the outdoors and make a difference for the planet.

Our alumni work in private industries and many governmental agencies. 

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

  • Economic geology
  • Engineering
  • Fossil energy
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Marine geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Mining
  • Paleontology

Your passion and knowledge of the Earth can help create a sustainable future for all.

Graduate school options

Take your passion for geology farther. An undergraduate degree in geology prepares you for graduate study in many related fields.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geospatial sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Teach geology

Want to become a high school geology teacher?

The Master of Arts in Teaching program provides a way to get your teaching certification and a graduate degree.

Help for your job hunt

The Missouri State Career Center can help you jump-start your career. They have a list of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interviews.


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