A Geological/Geophysical Engineering major/degree prepares individuals to apply mathematical and geological principles to the analysis and evaluation of engineering problems, including the geological evaluation of construction sites, the analysis of geological forces acting on structures and systems, the analysis of potential natural resource recovery sites, and applied research on geological phenomena.
Includes instruction in mathematics, physics, geology, chemistry, hydrology, and computer science.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Geological/Geophysical Engineering?
With a career in this sector, you may be required to travel extensively and to remote places. This major/degree has the potential to lead you into jobs dealing with oil, gas, mining, or research.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
- Environmental Science
- American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Publications/Magazines in Geological/Geophysical Engineering