Majors in Geology, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Studies develop knowledge that could be applicable to several different professions. Alumni may also want to continue their studies in graduate school. Hofstra graduates have pursued advanced degrees at highly regarded institutions, including Adelphi University, Bard College, Clark University, Columbia University, CUNY Hunter College, Hofstra University, Pace University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of Georgia.

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

Employment databases for Geosciences

Geoscience Departments WWW Directory - (US / Canada)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, those working in the jobs listed above may earn a median annual wage ranging from $50,630-$137,940 depending on their field and years of experience.

Among 2019-2020 Hofstra graduates who majored in geology, 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 $55,000.

Alumni outcomes data is based on the results of Hofstra’s annual Alumni Outcomes Survey and other reliable sources. Of the 1,425 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2019-May 2020, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 69% of the 2019-2020 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and are based upon a 47% response rate for full-time employed undergraduate survey respondents. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation

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