Geology & Geophysics

Geologists and geophysicists study planet Earth by integrating laboratory, field, and remote sensing techniques and technologies. Our graduates tackle some of societies’ most complicated problems, and are equipped for career opportunities in the energy industry, engineering firms, government agencies, education, private consulting, and more.

[John Carlo Garcia ’20]: Being a geophysicist, I feel that it's very important to be able to communicate and be able to present ideas, present big sets of data and process it. And whether it's for an oil company, or for seismologists out in California or in Japan, things that geophysicists do have a lot of impact.

[Michael Martinez ’19]: Some of the different areas that a degree in geology could lead to are maybe in oil and gas; you could work in environmental engineering; you could work in the government side of things, where you enforce regulations; you could even move into academia and be a teacher.

Field Camp is a capstone course, three weeks long. It's in Montana, or if you choose to do traveling, you can do the Utah-Montana. It wasn't until Field Camp, when I actually got to put my hands on rocks, that I understood I was finally a geologist.

A&M has made me a well-rounded geologist because it's given me access to great STEM classes, but at the same time, it's been a great environment with which to develop a social network and, professionally, beyond just the math and science, because of the opportunity to talk to different professors and have relationships with them, and also things like our career fair, where you can meet industry professionals.