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GEOLOGY TRIP TO ARIZONA, Spring Break 2010: 8 DAYS, 1,300 MILES, EXPERIENCES TO LAST A LIFETIME

Career Potential: Overview

Majors in Geology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Studies develop knowledge that could be applicable to a number of different professions. Alumni may also want to continue their studies in graduate school. Hofstra graduates have pursued advanced degrees at highly regarded institutions, including Bard College, Clark University, Columbia University; CUNY Hunter College, University of Texas, Austin; Gemological Institute of America; University of Georgia; Syracuse University; and University of Albany.

Majors in Geology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability Studies may consider careers such as:

  • Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Environmental Lawyers
  • Geological and Petroleum Technicians
  • Geoscientists
  • Hydrologist
  • K-12 and higher education teachers
  • Mining Engineers
  • Museum Technician or Conservator
  • Urban and Regional Planners

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2018 Occupational Outlook Handbook, those working in the jobs listed above may earn a median annual wage ranging from $56,000-$117,000, depending on their field and years of experience.

Among 2016-2017 Hofstra graduates who majored in natural sciences and mathematics, 100% of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in natural sciences and mathematics and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $42,000.

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.

Employment databases for Geosciences

Geoscience Departments WWW Directory - (US / Canada)


GEOLOGY TRIP TO ARIZONA, Spring Break 2010: 8 DAYS, 1,300 MILES, EXPERIENCES TO LAST A LIFETIME