What do Geoscientists Do?

Geosciences.... Consider the Challenge!

Although a great amount has been learned about the Earth, much more is yet to be discovered. Geoscience is everywhere. Geoscientists:

A volcano photographed from above
Study and help mitigate volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, and landslides

 

 

Cave interior with underground lake

 

Discover and help develop groundwater supplies, construction materials, mineral ores, and fossil fuels

 

View of Earth from space

 

Explore new ideas about the natural world from the core of the Earth, to the the depths of the oceans, to the outer reaches of space

 

Model of a molecule
Study physical and chemical processes in order to understand the origin and distribution of resources


 

Lush pine forest with sunlight streaming through trees


Provide scientific counsel and advice on preserving the environment, improving ecologically damaged areas, and determining the environmental impact of land development

 

2 geoscientists working on a laptop outside in Nepal surrounded by a group of on-lookers.


Work with people, data, information, ideas, and technology in the field and in the laboratory

 

Graduate student takes sample from rock overhang

General Information About the Geosciences Field and Careers


Geoscience Organizations


 

For more information, see our Geosciences Career and Resources guide.