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 Columbia University; University of Texas, Austin; Gemological Institute of America; University of Georgia; CUNY City College; CUNY Hunter College; Hofstra University; 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
- K-12 and higher education teachers
- Mining Engineers
- Museum Technician or Conservator
- Urban and Regional Planners
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, those working in the jobs listed above may earn a median annual wage ranging from $47,230-$93,720, depending on their field and years of experience.
Among 2015-2016 Hofstra graduates who majored in natural sciences and mathematics, 99% 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 $40,000.
Outcomes are based on the 65% of 2015-2016 HCLAS undergraduate degree recipients who responded to a survey or for whom data was gathered from LinkedIn within one year of graduation, not the total number of graduates, and may not be representative of the total graduating population. The career outcomes rate includes those employed (full-time or part-time) and not employed but attending graduate school (full-time or part-time) next semester.
All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary reported is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University-wide, school, division or department).
Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by graduates and are based upon a 36% response rate for graduates. Salary figures vary from year-to-year based upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, market conditions as well as the number of graduates reporting salary information to us. In addition, please note that these figures are based solely on information that is self-reported to us by our graduates, and the salary data provided is based on the accuracy and completeness of the information provided by our graduates to us. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.