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Geoscience Careers


Students that graduate from our department have a high success of finding jobs in a variety of industries shortly after they graduate. According to the American Geosciences Institute, Geoscientists earn an average of $90,000 per year, with starting salaries around $50,000. Graduates find jobs in the Oil & Gas industry, Environmental Consulting, Government, Academia/Research, the Education Sector, and more. 


The Geological Society of America (GSA) has a large list of resources for undergraduate geoscience majors and is a good place to start when considering career paths.  


Current Job Opportunities


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Check back later for updated information on companies currently looking to hire students for internships or geology graduates for full-time positions. The RU Geology Club host careers nights during the academic year.  Contact the Undergraduate Program Director for information on connecting with the Geology Club.