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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Earth Science

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Earth Science?"

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Earth Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems.
  • Use various laboratory techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety. (technology)
  • Use the language and concepts of earth science to communicate effectively in oral and written form, to follow instructions precisely and to function in independent and collaborative settings.
  • Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrates an impact on society.
  • Think logically within an earth science framework and be receptive to new ideas and concepts.

Department of Biology and Earth Science:

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Agricultural Scientist
Atmosphere Scientist
City Planner
Conservation Biologists
Earth Scientist
Economic Scientist
Engineering Geologist
Environmental Engineers
Environmental Geologist
Environmental Scientist
Field Ecologist
Glacial Geologist

Marine Geologist
Petroleum Geologist
Planetary Geologist
Regional Planner
Soil Scientist
Structural Geologist
Surveying/Mapping Technician
Wildlife Biologists

Related Job Listings/ Job Search Website

Central Career Network
Earth Works-Jobs
Geology and Earth Science
Green Jobs Ready
Petroleum & Geoscience Jobs

Affiliated Organizations

American Academy of Environmental Engineers
American Geological Institute
American Institute of Hydrology
Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists & Geophysicist of Alberta Canada
The Geological Society of America
Pre-Law Student Association (UCM)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Earth Science: B.A. Degree
Earth Science: B.S. in Ed. Degree

Career Library Resources

Careers in Focus - Earth Science  
Careers in Focus - Agriculture
Careers in Law
Curriculum Vitae Handbook
The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
Developing Professional Vita or Resume
Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Math, Agricultural Science, and the Environment
How to Write a Winning Professional Statement
Law School Buzz Book
Opportunities in Environmental Careers
Opportunities in Marine and Maritime Careers
Resumes for Science Careers
Science Careers
Sunshine Jobs: Career Opportunities Working Outdoors
The PhD Process

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Office of Career Services by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Sharon Jennings
Senior Career Development Coordinator