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Geology Pre-Major

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Earth Science Pre-Major

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Earth Science Degrees and Careers

Earth Sciences Pre-Major
Geology Pre-Major


Program Description

The Science Department at SCC offers courses in the fields of physical geology, historical geology, environmental geology, and Pacific Northwest geology. These courses would enable students to pursue interests in the earth sciences either as a major area of study, part of the liberal arts curriculum, or to satisfy a broadened interest of study.


Documents

» Suggested Class Schedules (PDF) - This information is subject to change without notice.


Earth Science Careers

Employment opportunities in the earth sciences are considerably varied. A four-year or graduate-level degree in the earth sciences can lead to careers as science educators at the K/12 and collegiate levels as well as researchers in a variety of subdisciplines such as volcanology, marine geology, paleontology, seismology, tectonics, mineralogy, hydrology, soils, engineering geology, and geologic hazards. Earth science careers within industry include natural resource exploration and development (minerals and energy), and numerous options in the field of environmental assessment and remediation. Public agency positions for earth scientists range from local, city and county to the state and federal levels.

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Because of the nature of their work, earth scientists are often required to travel to unique and diverse locations worldwide; relocation for job prospects, depending on the branch of earth science pursued, should be considered. Future employment trends in the earth sciences will focus on an increasing awareness to environmental systems including water, soil, and biological resources. The understanding of pollutants and contamination of earth systems will continue to be a challenge for future generations.



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