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   The Geoscience Major:The Geoscience program aims to foster the intellectual development of its students within a geoscience perspective, and to prepare them to evaluate critical contemporary issues and problems relating to the earth's physical environment. For anyone contemplating graduate studies and a professional career in geoscience, certain ancillary courses are required and others strongly recommended.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Geoscience degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Geology.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Geologist
  • Hydro-geologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Materials Analyst
  • Petrologist
  • Pollution Control Specialist
  • Waste Disposal Specialist
  • Well Logging Specialist
  • Cartographer
  • Consultant
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Geographer
  • Geophysicist Technician
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Marine Advisor
  • Mining Engineer
  • Oceanographer
  • Part Naturalist
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Soil Scientist, Agriculture Surveyor
  • Teacher, Science/Math
  • Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Urban/Regional Planner

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • NASA
  • Center for Pediatric Research
  • National Starch & Chemical Co.
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Newark Museum
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • United States Department of Energy
  • Staten Island Zoological Society
  • Pfizer
  • Nature Conservancy, New Jersey Chapter
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