Careers

Career Opportunities

Opportunities include environmental geology, engineering geology, and hydrogeology, as well as the oil and minerals industries, research, and teaching.

Practice as a professional geologist often requires course work and training beyond the baccalaureate level.

Licensure

Formal study of geology at an accredited college or university is a principal requirement for becoming licensed to practice geology. During the senior year, students who plan to become licensed geologists should take the Fundamentals of Geology examination, offered twice a year. Information on registration is available from the department office or from the Kansas Board of Technical Professions. After passing the examination and after further practice, candidates can sit for the Practice of Geology examination to become licensed. Regulations for licensure may vary from state to state.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities include environmental geology, engineering geology, and hydrogeology, as well as the oil and minerals industries, research, and teaching.

Practice as a professional geologist often requires course work and training beyond the baccalaureate level.

Licensure

Formal study of geology at an accredited college or university is a principal requirement for becoming licensed to practice geology. During the senior year, students who plan to become licensed geologists should take the Fundamentals of Geology examination, offered twice a year. Information on registration is available from the department office or from the Kansas Board of Technical Professions. After passing the examination and after further practice, candidates can sit for the Practice of Geology examination to become licensed. Regulations for licensure may vary from state to state.

Contact Info

Department of Geology

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4974
http://www.geo.ku.edu/
Luis A. Gonzalez, Chair
785-864-4974

Department of Geology

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4974
http://www.geo.ku.edu/
George Tsoflias, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-4974

Department of Geology

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 316A
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4974
http://www.geo.ku.edu/
Gwendolyn L. Macpherson, Graduate Advisor
785-864-4974
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