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When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet. Degree information and the worksheet can be found on the following files
Earth scientists are employed in many different
areas. Some typical occupations are geologist,
petroleum geologist, geophysicist, meteorologist,
hydrologist and astronomer. For help with finding a career in the Earth Sciences, click here!
Federal projections indicate employment growth in the geological sciences will be as fast as the national average. Entry-level job opportunities may grow even faster as the employed population retires over the next decade. Federal spending will stimulate the greatest job growth in the areas of hazards, resources, environment, and information and data
In almost all areas of earth science, a bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement. A graduate degree is often preferred. Most earth science degree programs require one year of calculus. Future earth scientists will need enhanced quantitative skills, in computer literacy, and a solid arounding in the basic sciences such as physics and chemistry. Here is a list of four year programs in Earth Science and Astronomy Science.
Students of the earth sciences should be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and possess a deep appreciation of business economics. Anyone can benefit from a study of the earth sciences, even if a job in the profession is not the goal. College of DuPage provides opportunities for students from the introductory to pre-professional levels. Relevant courses are available in introductory earth science, geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy.