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Earth and Oceanographic Science

What EOS Scientists Do

A degree in EOS opens up a world of possibilities:

  • EOS scientists enjoy many types of careers: ocean science and exploration, hydrology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists, environmental consulting, petroleum engineering, law, higher education, high school teaching, laboratory research, field mapping, museum curation, remote sensing, mineral exploration, natural hazard detection and warning, natural history interpretation, and more.
  • EOS scientists work at state and federal agencies, such as National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Geological Survey (USGS), and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), at national laboratories, volcano observatories, research universities, the Peace Corps, health institutions, academic institutions, and more.  
  • EOS scientists engage many contemporary social and environmental challenges, offering technical solutions in areas prone to earthquakes and volcanoes, evaluating the consequences of global climate change, finding and protecting sources of drinking water, teaching children in public and private schools, discovering new energy and mineral resources, helping emerging economies and governments develop sound environmental, energy and resource policies, protecting natural resources, writing public policies, blogs, news articles, scientific articles, and more.
  • EOS scientists can be found on the highest peaks, in the deep sea, on the ocean, on coral reefs, on icebreakers, on a river, knee deep in mud, in underground caves, in laboratories, in business meetings, at the White House, on a glacier, in outer space, and in your backyard.

Come join the excitement of majoring in EOS and discover for yourself a career that is rewarding, challenging, and fun.

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