Useful Links

Careers in the Geosciences

American Geosciences Institute’s Geoscience Careers Information

Be A Geoscientist

Careers in Geology’s page on Geology Jobs

Preparing for a Career in Petroleum Geology

Colorado Business Economic Outlook

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’s page on Geology Schools
List of 600+ college programs in geology, with links to the relevant department pages

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, May 2012)
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

Topographic Maps Tutorial

Understanding Geologic Time

GeoBlocks 3D
great structural geology lab resource

Visible Geology
great structural geology lab resource

Earth Revealed Video Series (scroll down and click on the a VoD symbol to watch an episode)
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

Latest version of the Geologic Timescale from the International Commission on Stratigraphy

Beach and Shoreline Sands From Around the World

World Atlas of Sands

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