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Natural Sciences: Geosciences

Working with private citizens, government agencies, and tribal members, geographers with an interest in geosciences pursue careers that involve such activities as:

  • mapping watersheds and floodplains
  • conducting environmental impact analyses
  • collecting and analyzing field data on natural systems, including soils and plate tectonics

See a list of job titles and employers for our graduates here. There is more information about geosciences careers available from the Association of American Geographers here. Open the link and look under “Physical Geography” and “Environmental Geography” for ideas.

To learn more about careers in this field, contact: Dr. Karl Lillquist, 319 Dean Hall,, 963-1184 or Dr. Bob Hickey, 316 Dean Hall,, 963-2178.

If you are interested in a career in the geosciences, we suggest you choose the following advanced courses:



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Suggested Non-Geography Courses


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