Careers in the Geological Sciences–FAQs
What are the geosciences and what do geoscientists do?
Geoscientists study the Earth, including the environment.
Can I get a job with a bachelor’s degree?
Yes, there are many opportunities for employment at all degree levels.
What sectors provide the most job opportunities for geoscientists?
Employment opportunities are most abundant in environmentally-related industries but are also available in the petroleum and minerals industries as well as government agencies.
Career Connections Center
Potentially Useful Job Boards
Environmental Careers: https://environmentalcareer.com/jobs/
Employ Florida: https://www.employflorida.com/vosnet/Default.aspx
Conservation Job Board: https://www.conservationjobboard.com/job-type/conservation-internships
Potentially Useful Pages
The Beyond120 Pages list many internship links as well.
What Can I Do with this Major? https://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/geology/
Resume/Cover Letter CCC Resources
Cover Letter: https://career.ufl.edu/resumes-documents/cover-letters/
Other Useful Connections.
Green-Environmental Career Roadmap
Environment & Energy Career Roadmap
GeoClub Facebook Group
Department of Geological Sciences Courses Without Pre-requisites
- GLY 1000: Exploring the Geological Sciences-addresses a range of topics from earthquakes and volcanoes to groundwater and sinkholes to waves and beaches. (3 credits of P)
- ESC1000: Introduction to the Earth Sciences, topics range from oceans, atmosphere, and climate to rocks, minerals, earthquakes, and volcanoes. (3 credits of P)
- OCE 1001: Introduction to Oceanography, topics range from the origin of the oceans to their role in climate change and the life they support. (3 credits of P)
- GLY 1102: Age of Dinosaurs, an introduction to the origin and evolution of dinosaurs, and the world they lived in. (3 credits of P or B)
- GLY 1150L: Florida Geology Laboratory, an introduction to Florida’s geology using laboratory exercises and field trips. (1 credit of P, + lab credit)
- GLY 2010C: Physical Geology, a lecture-laboratory class focused on the solid earth; topics include shorelines, water resources, earthquakes, and volcanoes. (4 credits of P, + lab credit)
- GLY 2030C: Introduction to Environmental Geology, a lecture-laboratory class focused on interactions of society and the geologic environment (4 credits of P, + lab credit)
- GLY 2100C: Historical Geology, an overview of the history of life on our planet and the environments that influenced their development. (3 credits of P or B, + lab credit)
- GLY 3105C: Evolution of Life in North America, a combined lecture-laboratory course focusing on the history of life and environments in North America (3 credits of P or B)
- GLY 3163: Geology of American National Parks, an introduction to the geology of our most famous national parks and how they reflect the geologic history of the U.S. (3 credits of P)
- GLY 3074: Oceans and Climate, an introduction to the current and historical interactions between the oceans and climate (3 credits of P)