Useful Links

Careers in the Geosciences

American Geosciences Institute’s Geoscience Careers Information
https://www.agiweb.org/careers.html

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Geoscientists
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm#tab-1

Careers in Geology
https://www.personal.kent.edu/~cschweit/Stark/whygeologymajor.htm

Geology.com’s page on Geology Jobs
https://geology.com/jobs.htm

What do Geoscientists Do?
https://serc.carleton.edu/sage2yc/careers/overview.html

Colorado Talent Pipeline
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cwdc/colorado-talent-pipeline-report

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Internships and Research Experience

GeoCorps
Paid short-term geoscience positions in National Parks, National Forests, and BLM Lands
https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Education_Careers/Field_Experiences/GeoCorps_America/GSA/fieldexp/GeoCorps/home.aspx

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
NSF-sponsored program providing great opportunities in a wide range of science and engineering fields
https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp

US Geological Survey Internship Program
https://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/studentinterns.html

RRCC Experiential Learning Resources
http://www.rrcc.edu/career-services/experiential-learning

Pathways to Science
also has information on scholarships
https://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

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Transfer and University Programs

Schools Offering General Geology Degrees
Unfortunately, the much better source (with links to program pages) no longer exists
https://geology-schools.com/

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

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/geology-major-4006

U.S. News and World Report’s Ranking of best graduate programs in Geology
Use dropdown menu for additional lists for related fields
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/geology-rankings

Transferology
Information about degree programs, transfer, course equivalencies, etc. for many universities.
https://www.collegesource.com/products/transferology/

“The 15 Most Valuable College Majors” (Forbes)
Geology is #7, Environmental Engineering is #4, Civil Engineering is #6, Petroleum Engineering is #9…
https://www.forbes.com/pictures/lmj45jgfi/the-college-majors-that-are-worth-it/

Affordable Environmental Science Degrees
https://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/environmental-science/

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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.)
https://www.usgs.gov/

National Park Geologic Resources
https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm

Google Earth Download & Information
https://www.google.com/earth/index.html

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
https://www.iris.edu/hq/

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Colorado Geology

Colorado Geological Survey
https://coloradogeologicalsurvey.org/

The Denver Gem and Mineral Show
https://www.denvermineralshow.com/

Colorado Mining Association
https://coloradomining.org/

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
https://cogcc.state.co.us/#/home

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Physical Geology:  Helpful Sites

Mineralogy Database
Mineral collecting, localities, photos, and data
https://www.mindat.org/

Reading Topographic Maps
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/instruct/natsci/geology/brill2/TopoMaps.pdf

Understanding Geologic Time
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/tours/geotime/

GeoBlocks 3D
great structural geology lab resource
http://reynolds.asu.edu/blocks/home.htm

Visible Geology
great structural geology lab resource
https://app.visiblegeology.com/

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
https://www.learner.org/series/earth-revealed/

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Historical Geology:  Helpful Sites

International Commission on Stratigraphy (including the latest version of the time scale)
https://stratigraphy.org/

The Science of Sand
https://www.scienceofsand.info/

Sandatlas
https://www.sandatlas.org/sand-types/

National Geologic Lexicon Database (online version)
https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/

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Energy Resources

Department of Energy
https://www.energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-sources

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
https://www.nrel.gov/

US Energy Information Administration
includes state-by-state information
https://www.eia.gov/

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
https://energy.gov/eere/about-us/technology-areas-and-offices

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