Geology and Earth Science
Studies in geology can lead to a career in hydrology, environmental policy, teaching, environmental consulting, GIS, environmental education, outreach, science communications, and energy. Students find employment in government (such as with the USGS or EPA), geology and engineering companies, schools, museums, and non-profit organizations. Geology and Earth Sciences are offered as majors at UC and CSU. Career opportunities include seismology, volcanology, hydrology, paleontology, oceanography, research, management, policy, and education.
See a counselor or the Department Chair for more specific information.
For current students: Join our department Canvas page for transfer/job/internship opportunities, and more!
GROW: What can you do with a geoscience degree?
Occupational Outlook from the BLS (including pay and how to become a geoscientist)
Rocks of Santa Cruz County from the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History