Every time I walk on a rocky beach or something and seen all the different cool rocks, all totally unique, I'm absolutely blown away by all the time they must have been on this earth, what led them to be here at this time and what were the conditions to make them look how they do?
And quite frankly if you don't think their journey of millions of years and miles isn't one of the most interesting and coolest things on this earth then you can get right out of my face.
I'm on track for a double major in business and computer science. I'm thinking of doing a graduate programme in some area of geology. I've taken an interest in geophysics, geostatistics and mineral exploration. And I'm also doing some research on geostatistics and I plan on writing a research paper by the end of my undergrad in geo-stats.
Has anyone done anything similar? What should I do to prepare for graduate programmes? Where should I go? Any and all input is appreciated, as I might not be asking the right questions.
Hey all, I just finished my BSc in geology in Australia, and I was just wondering if anyone on this sub could relate their experiences both working and finding work as somebody openly queer. I’m dealing with some elements of my identity and feeling a great deal of anxiety that embracing that could crater my career, as well as the possibility that field work could be directly harmful to my physical safety (judging by the violently homophobic language I heard on a field job site). Could anybody here share or know where I could look for shared experiences?
I started my college career as a CLA major and I knew from the start that it was a bad major. I knew the best opportunity was to go STEM and I was not sure if I should go geology or CS. I decided to go geology since I was worried my lack of extensive programming knowledge and fear of math would hold me back.
I feel like this was a mistake. I have enjoyed geology so far, but I am realizing how few opportunities there seem to be. I enjoy my classes for the most part and think they are really interesting, especially my sedimentology classes (I am taking the highest level sedimentology type class offered right now at my school) and I love learning about the coasts and the ocean.
I have also become very interested in GIS and am taking a remote sensing and GIS course, and also am in the process of doing research with the professor of that class. I have been using QGIS since october/november and I have really enjoyed it.
Upon looking into GIS jobs, none of them want a geology degree, they all want a CS degree instead. It seems like you can do pretty much anything with a CS degree without even having to go to grad school. It seems like as a geologist you are very limited.
I have been planning on minoring in CS, but I am not paying for my college so it is really up to my parents, and I am already probably scheduled to graduate late since I changed my major halfway through sophomore year. I took the introductory programming course in python and got an A in it. I feel I do sort of "get it" when it comes to programming, but I have only scratched the surface and that was a very easy class. Still, that class was honestly probably my favorite class since switching to geology (probably just because programming is something I've wanted to learn for a while, I really liked the professor, and the labs were way more fun than the geology labs I've done).
Am I completely screwed as a geology major? I can't keep flip flopping and I don't want to abandon geology.
Also, don't get me wrong, I really like geology courses, the professors in geology are definitely more approachable than the CS professors, the students in geology are way less toxic than CS students as well. The field geology experience at the end also seems like it could be life changing for me as a person who does not get out much. It would be cool to just be around all of those people and maybe meet some people while doing good work. I do not know if I would like to do any sort of work with arrogant CS student... keep reading on reddit ➡
Job market has got me down. I worked a bit as an CMT Field Tech and it grilled me -- I really don't prefer the amount of travelling associated with our industry. I worked a bit in the IT industry recently and it got me thinking. I think I'd much rather be grounded to a cubicle even though I chose Geology because I wanted to avoid that.
I have a year of Hydrogeology lab work and a few months of CMT and IT work. I have a BSc in Geology and a Minor in Biology. I have not worked in the consulting industry per se, so I may be giving it an unfair review.
Has anyone delved outside of the Environmental and Geo industry? I was thinking to try and transition into more laboratory work which I like.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Edit* An important detail. Based in USA, Texas.
Why wasn't the geologist hungry during a fieldtrip?
Because he lost his apatite!
Edit: corrected my grammar, but u the joke is the same :)
I'm considering getting an MSc to help me pivot my career in a direction that I would prefer. Because I don't necessarily have the strongest educational foundation in earth science (I took loads of physical geography/environmental science courses though) I'm leaning towards a course based program. In your experience, does choosing a course based MSc program over a thesis based one negatively impact your chances of getting work as a geologist afterwards (particularly in Canada)?
Background: I have a BSc in environmental science that focused on physical geography. The initial plan was to go to law school but after some soul searching and time working in climate policy I've decided that it isn't at all what I want to do. I'm 4 courses shy of meeting the educational requirements to become a Professional Geoscientist where I live (BC, Canada) and want to pivot more towards working as a geologist/geoscientist in the private sector.
I hope this is not against any thread rules. There were some questions and comments I have seen about geology and the industry in general here. I am doing a week long AMA on r/geologycareers and thought I would share. The focus is to help new and interested people gain some insight on a relatively obscure field.
Feel free to take part, but please keep questions on topic. I will do a juicy BD AMA when the seasons done for y’all!
It's a small and keen thread so feel free to post any geology, mining and mineral exploration related questions.
So yea im going to college to study geology and minor In gis. I am stuck whether between concentrating in either environmental or mining. I see environmental has more jobs, but mining is paid significantly higher. What would you guys recommend? Is it really hard to find jobs in mining? I actually like the idea of living in the middle of nowhere in Nevada. So any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hi all, I posted this to r/datascience but did not get much of an answer. Has anyone here ever transitioned from the environmental consulting world to more of a data science role? I currently work as a geologist at an environmental consulting firm, but I just started my MS in Data Science in hopes of pivoting out of the field and into more of a data centric role. I don't hate consulting, but I don't see myself doing this for the rest of my life. Sorry if the question is kind of vague, just want to hear your thoughts!
Everything is in the title
I'm an archaeology student, I absolutely love what I'm doing but I'm scared of the lack of job opportunities in my field even though it's my true passion. So I'm thinking about switching to geology, kind of because I have no idea what else I can do.
So I'm posting here to ask which jobs are realistically attainable with a bachelor's or master's degree in geology, because paleontology or volcanology and stuff like that that are highlighted by the universities seem fun but I'm sure there's basically no job in these fields so I guess it's a bit useless to work toward that.
I just know I'm not interested in things like oil, and I live in Europe if that matters.
Thanks for reading and sorry if my English is weird !
I am a freshman in college majoring in Geology with a concentration in environmental science (Bsc). After looking around I’ve noticed there seems to be some trouble finding jobs for recent grads, and when they do it looks like a there’s a lot of traveling involved. As someone who is hesitant to be traveling a whole lot (for different reasons) I’m wondering what kind of careers are out there for someone like me. I’m currently heading towards geo engineering, but I’d be open to pretty much anything. Please correct me if I’m wrong, obviously I could have been mislead or missed some things as I have just started looking into it. So I guess what I’m here to ask is if geology is a “comfortable” career (decent pay, decent stability, job safety etc.) to be headed into. Any help is appreciated, thank you!
Hey all, been combing through the Career AMA's, specifically related to mining, and there were a couple questions i had that i couldn't find answers to. Im in BC, Canada.
a) The university in my city does not offer a geology major, however they do have an Earth and environmental sciences program. It seems to be rounded out with hydrology, forestry and climate related courses. How would this affect getting a job as an exploration geologist or a similar position within the mining industry? Would the extra knowledge be considered an asset or would i be losing out on the geology focus, resulting in being under qualified heading into the job market?
b) Do camp facilities typically include gyms? is there even time/energy in the day between 10-12 hour days to use these kinds of facilities?
It’s been about five years since I completed a water-resources project in Liberia as an American geologist and hydrologist. I’m now writing an article on the country’s coastal geology and water resources for a US magazine and am interested in any insights. Photographs of rooftop water harvesting, developed springs, river intakes, hand dug or bored water wells, water treatments, and distribution systems including kiosks would be useful. What are the current water resources challenges and potential solutions? As I recall, Monrovia receives the most amount of annual rainfall of any capitol city, about eight meters!
Just looking to connect with fellow Geology peeps on this Reddit. We have a unique field in terms of graduate school admissions. Virtually no one has reported acceptance offers on GradCafe for Geology yet (bc decisions are almost always made in February). Say hi and/or dm me!
Hello, I’m looking at schools right now, and one question that has come up is a geology major vs. an environmental geology major.
Besides the specialized focus on environmental aspects, is their any major differences employment-wise? And PG wise?
I linked the major curriculums above. Thanks.
Hey everyone, I am trying to put together a reading list of textbooks or other materials that can help me, and others self educate on this subject. Please suggest any and all materials that you think are good learning tools. Thanks in advance!
Does anybody feel like geology will be heavily merging with statistics in the future in the way like economics is merged with mathematics now? And non-quantitative observational geological skill is quickly becoming inflated?
So, I've recently decided that i want to pursue a different (I'm a journeyman electrician). I've always loved science and is especially interested in environmental science/work and therefore is considering going into geology, but it seems like it's a hard field to get a job in, so maybe some sort of engineering would be a wiser choice? If you had the chance, would you have choose. Differently?
I'm 29 years old and from Denmark. And i do realise that the majority of people here are from the US.