Bachelor of Science in Geoscience - Applied Geology Concentration Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Geoscience - Applied Geology Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Geoscience - Applied Geology Concentration

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
Over the past few decades, climate change and other pressing environmental issues have brought to light the necessity for understanding Earth system processes. The study of the Earth is central to maintaining clean drinking water, mitigating environmental contamination, providing ores and rare elements necessary for industry, and locating new sources of energy. Predicting sea level change; discovering new geothermal, hydrocarbon, and mineral stores of energy; removing buried toxins from the environment - these and other imperatives are the work of geoscientists. Understanding the 99.99% of our history that precedes the archaeological record, the humbling contingencies of natural history, and the vast swaths and depths of biodiversity over time-that is the work of geoscientists. Graduates of Drexel’s BS in Geoscience will be among the next generation of leading scientists tackling these critical issues. The Applied Geology concentration was designed in consultation with industry leaders and is for students wishing to enter the geoscience workforce immediately upon graduation. Students in this concentration will develop a package of skills that will lead to outstanding Co-op opportunities and bright employment prospects. Careers The job market in environmental consulting is quite robust. In the United States, the mid-Atlantic is the epicenter of the environmental industry, with over one hundred firms within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Additionally, entry-level geological jobs pertaining to both the environmental impact of Marcellus Shale drilling and to the exploitation of gas-shale resources are relatively abundant in Pennsylvania. Possible employment opportunities include positions in: environmental consulting, geotechnical consulting, geophysical consulting, the petroleum and natural gas industry, the mining industry, federal agencies, and state and local agencies.