According to the American Geological Institute, most geologists are employed in the private sector. Industries such as oil and gas, water resources and mining rely on geologists to locate and monitor resources. The growing public concern for the environment is resulting in more government jobs in the field as well.1 According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, job opportunities for environmental scientists and hydrologists are expected to increase by 25 percent between 2006 and 2016. Learn More.
Ashland Geologist Discovers Ancient Spear Point (above)
Geology Major Conducts Research on Metals in Jewelry
“I have been impressed by Ashland University’s science programs because I have been able to get hands-on lab experience beginning my first semester of my freshman year. And I like that the professors are in the lab with me for one-on-one interaction. I like the willingness of the professors to be hands-on and be available for help when I need it.”
– Karie Charlton ’11
Our teacher training program is regarded as one of best in Ohio, and graduates from our science education programs are sought after by Ohio school districts. We offer majors in Earth Science Education and Integrated Science Education.