Useful Links

Careers in the Geosciences

American Geosciences Institute’s Geoscience Careers Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Geoscientists

Careers in Geology’s page on Geology Jobs

What do Geoscientists Do?

Colorado Talent Pipeline


Internships and Research Experience

Paid short-term geoscience positions in National Parks, National Forests, and BLM Lands

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
NSF-sponsored program providing great opportunities in a wide range of science and engineering fields

US Geological Survey Internship Program

RRCC Experiential Learning Resources

Pathways to Science
also has information on scholarships


Transfer and University Programs

Schools Offering General Geology Degrees
Unfortunately, the much better source (with links to program pages) no longer exists

Schools Offering Geology Majors
Although this, too, is incomplete, it does list many programs.

U.S. News and World Report’s Ranking of best graduate programs in Geology
Use dropdown menu for additional lists for related fields

Information about degree programs, transfer, course equivalencies, etc. for many universities.

“The 15 Most Valuable College Majors” (Forbes)
Geology is #7, Environmental Engineering is #4, Civil Engineering is #6, Petroleum Engineering is #9…

Affordable Environmental Science Degrees


General Geology Information

United States Geological Survey
Often the best place for reliable science information on a wide array of topics (mineral and water resources, earthquakes, volcanoes, river gauge data, topographic maps, etc.)

National Park Geologic Resources

Google Earth Download & Information

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)


Colorado Geology

Colorado Geological Survey

The Denver Gem and Mineral Show

Colorado Mining Association

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission


Physical Geology:  Helpful Sites

Mineralogy Database
Mineral collecting, localities, photos, and data

Reading Topographic Maps

Understanding Geologic Time

GeoBlocks 3D
great structural geology lab resource

Visible Geology
great structural geology lab resource

Earth Revealed Video Series
26 half-hour videos on a variety of geology topics – a little dated in style (made in 1992), but good info


Historical Geology:  Helpful Sites

International Commission on Stratigraphy (including the latest version of the time scale)

The Science of Sand


National Geologic Lexicon Database (online version)


Energy Resources

Department of Energy

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

US Energy Information Administration
includes state-by-state information

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy