Why Study Geology?
Most geology majors enjoy activities focused on the outdoors, which is, after all, the real laboratory of the geoscientist. However, their interests go beyond hiking and backpacking; they have an intense curiosity about how Earth evolved and how their environment is changing. They learn that this curiosity, raised by their observations of Earth, can be satisfied by applying knowledge gained in their science courses. They soon become aware that geology is an applied science, with exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in government, industry, and the teaching profession for geologists, geochemists, geobiologists, and geophysicists.