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Is a geology degree an "environmental" degree?

Yes, it sure is! And the Pitt-Johnstown geology program has a long and successful history of placing our graduates into environmental career tracks.

Environmental geologists are environmental scientists who work on a variety of pressing societal issues and concerns including:

  • development & protection of municipal and industrial water resources
  • detection and remediation of water and soil pollution (including abandoned mine drainage)
  • landsliding and hillslope hazards
  • analysis of bedrock and soil materials for road and building projects
  • monitoring seismic and volcanic hazards
  • safe storage of nuclear waste
  • shoreline and coastal protection along rapidly developing coastlines
  • enforcement of environmental and safety regulations in mining & drilling operations

Are you an Environmental Studies major? Click here to find out how a geology minor can complement your major course of study.

Last Reviewed: August 13, 2009