Department ofGeosciences

Careers

A degree in Geosciences at PLU prepares you for entry level jobs in the geologic professions as well as continuing study at the graduate level.

PLU graduates in the geosciences hold positions in geotechnical and environmental consulting firms, engineering geology, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, state and local government agencies, mining corporations, and as teachers at all levels.

Many PLU graduates pursue advanced degrees in graduate programs at research universities. A master's degree provides an opportunity for further personal and professional training as well as an advantage for career advancement in industry and or government agencies. A Ph.D. degree in a geological specialty prepares graduates for college-level teaching and for employment as a research scientist in universities, government, or industry.