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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 PhotographerAgricultural EngineerArchitect
AstronomerCartographeComputer Analyst
ConsultantCoop Extension AgentEconomic Geologist
Environmental ConsultantEnvironmental GeologistEnvironmental Lawyer
Forest RangerPetroleum/Mining MgrGeochemist
GeodynamacistGeologistSales Engineer
Scientific PhotographerSedimentologistSeismologist
VolcanologistWaste ManagementHydrogeologis
GeomorphologisGeophysicistGeophysics Technician
Geo-Technical EngineerGlacial GeologistHydrologist
Industrial HygienistInstrumentation TechLaboratory Technician
Landscape/Nursery MgrMarine AdvisorMaterials Analyst
MathematicianMedical DoctorMeteorologist
MineralogistMining EngineerSoil Scientist
Soil Scientist, AgricultureStratigrapherStructural Geologist
Water Quality Control TechWater Remote SensingOceanographer
National Park ServiceOceanographerPaleoceanographer
PaleoclimatologisPaleontologistPark Naturalist
Park RangerParks-Natural Resource MgrPeace Corps Worker
Petroleum EngineerPetroleum GeologistPetrologist
Planetary GeologistPollution Control SpecialistPollution Remediator
Project ManagerProspectorSurveyor
Technical WriterUrban/Regional PlannerUS Foreign Service Worker
Well Logging SpecialistGeophysical ExplorationWaste Disposal Specialist
Related Major Skills
Geology majors need skills in the following areas: Investigation, Communication, Computation and Technical
Define research problemsDevelop research models
Design equipmentPerform calculations
Observe data & thingsMaintain records
Prepare technical reportsSee relationships in factors
Field samplingDevelop research proposals
Review scientific literatureEstablish hypothesis
Identify materials/specimensGather/analyze data
Establish/control designsUtilize math formulas
Use technical instrumentsMeasure distances
Measure relationshipsSummarize research
Mathematical modelingInform, explain, instruct
Evaluate ideasDesign simulations
Draw meaningful concl 

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