UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Info for High School Students

Why get a degree in Geological Sciences
or Environmental Geology? 

If you like SCIENCE and like the OUTDOORS, maybe you should be a Geology major. Geology is an interdisciplinary science – exploring the BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS of the solid earth, oceans and atmosphere.

The Job Market: Hydrogeologists Tap into Demand for an Irreplaceable Resource
WHEN HYDROGEOLOGISTS TALK ABOUT their field, one word keeps coming up: “recession-proof.” Science, v. 321, August 8, 2008, p. 858

Many of the key questions we face for the future growth and prosperity of the state, nation and world are the focus of research in Geology:

Graduates from UNC Geological Sciences are leaders in North Carolina, nationally and abroad in understanding the earth, how it works and how we can work with it. Our undergraduate students work with faculty on research around the world.

If you want to know more about Geological Sciences, contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies.

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