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What is Geology?

Geology is the science and study of the solid matter of a celestial body, its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it. It is one of the Earth sciences. 

According to Earth Science World: Do you find the prospect of working on a wide range of Earth-related issues, from resource management to environmental protection exciting? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Travel? Do you enjoy puzzle solving and working across scales, using details to solve wider problems? Then the geosciences may be an interesting career path to investigate. 

CWU Department of Geological Sciences

Related Career Titles
Aerial Photographer Agricultural Engineer Architect
Astronomer Cartographe Computer Analyst
Consultant Coop Extension Agent Economic Geologist
Environmental Consultant Environmental Geologist Environmental Lawyer
Forest Ranger Petroleum/Mining Mgr Geochemist
Geodynamacist Geologist Sales Engineer
Scientific Photographer Sedimentologist Seismologist
Volcanologist Waste Management Hydrogeologis
Geomorphologis Geophysicist Geophysics Technician
Geo-Technical Engineer Glacial Geologist Hydrologist
Industrial Hygienist Instrumentation Tech Laboratory Technician
Landscape/Nursery Mgr Marine Advisor Materials Analyst
Mathematician Medical Doctor Meteorologist
Mineralogist Mining Engineer Soil Scientist
Soil Scientist, Agriculture Stratigrapher Structural Geologist
Water Quality Control Tech Water Remote Sensing Oceanographer
National Park Service Oceanographer Paleoceanographer
Paleoclimatologis Paleontologist Park Naturalist
Park Ranger Parks-Natural Resource Mgr Peace Corps Worker
Petroleum Engineer Petroleum Geologist Petrologist
Planetary Geologist Pollution Control Specialist Pollution Remediator
Project Manager Prospector Surveyor
Technical Writer Urban/Regional Planner US Foreign Service Worker
Well Logging Specialist Geophysical Exploration Waste Disposal Specialist
Related Major Skills
Geology majors need skills in the following areas: Investigation, Communication, Computation and Technical
Define research problems Develop research models
Design equipment Perform calculations
Observe data & things Maintain records
Prepare technical reports See relationships in factors
Field sampling Develop research proposals
Review scientific literature Establish hypothesis
Identify materials/specimens Gather/analyze data
Establish/control designs Utilize math formulas
Use technical instruments Measure distances
Measure relationships Summarize research
Mathematical modeling Inform, explain, instruct
Evaluate ideas Design simulations
Draw meaningful concl  
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