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A geology student taking coastal rock samples

What Can You Do With a Geoscience Degree?

A geoscience degree will prepare you for a variety of career fields, including geology, the oil and gas industry, environmental agencies, water resource management and planetary science, among others.

Particular areas of job growth include geologists, hydrologists, environmental and conservation scientists, meteorologists and atmospheric scientists.

Our graduates also have a 100% acceptance rate to graduate school for geosciences.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The physics and geology programs are amazing because they focus on getting out and applying the concepts and skills learned in the classroom. Both programs also have many opportunities for undergraduate research.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Sean Czarnecki</strong>, Class of 2017</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I think the geoscience program at Angelo State does a great job at preparing students for a job in the geoscience industry, which is really important to most students in this region.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Cheyenne Hibbitts</strong>, Class of 2021, Geoscience</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “One of my favorite classes at Angelo State has been volcanology! We went on a really cool field trip and got to see the Grand Canyon, the Valles Caldera, Kilbourne Hole and some other really great geologic places.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Cheyenne Hibbitts</strong>, Geoscience</p> </blockquote>
student examining rocks through microscope

Why Earn My Geoscience Degree at Angelo State?

Dr. Joseph Satterfield teaches students during a geology field trip this May in the San Angelo surrounding area.

Field Training

You’ll experience the diverse geology of Texas and the western U.S. when you join your fellow students and professors for field trips and Summer Field Camp. Visit sites like the Permian Basin, Big Bend, Caprock Canyon, New Mexico volcanoes and Mount St. Helens.

Two geologists examining a mineral

Research Opportunities

We encourage all our students to conduct research projects alongside our faculty. Many of our students present their findings at national conferences, and several have won prestigious awards. We can also help you obtain summer research opportunities sponsored by the National Science Foundation around the country.

Geology students accompanied ASU faculty Sept. 20-29 on a field trip to the Geological Society of America Conference in Phoenix, AZ, and ...

Strong Connections

You’ll be exposed to internship and service-learning opportunities when you join our Geologic Exhibition Organization student group. Network with geology professionals, participate in outreach activities and attend national conferences while you connect and bond with your fellow students and professors.


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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.