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B.S. in Geology, Hydrogeology

The Geology – Hydrogeology major at Colorado State University provides a rigorous education in geological aspects of surface and subsurface water resources and allied disciplines, while ensuring that students are well prepared for a variety of geosciences careers.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Students of the Geology – Hydrogeology major at Colorado State University will be particularly well prepared for employment in environmental, water resource, geotechnical, and groundwater careers; in private employment or in government agencies managing or assessing water resources; and for graduate education in hydrogeology or other water science, environmental, and resource disciplines.

Potential Occupations

Many opportunities exist for geology graduates in the private and public sectors within a wide range of societally important and satisfying careers.

Environmental management, energy resources, water resource and management, construction services, mining, power generation, computer software, and many other industries employ geoscientists in exploration, development, production, communications, building, management, and research.

Federal agencies employ geoscientists for resource mapping and assessment, oil-gas-coal-groundwater-geothermal resource evaluation and development, resource and environmental water studies, leasing and conservation, resource restoration and rehabilitation, hazards assessment and mitigation, regulatory activities, national defense, and basic and applied research.

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“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Mineralogy
  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Calculus for Physical Scientists
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineer
  • Structural Geology

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