Post-Graduate Data

Geology - Biology

Students in Geology-Biology apply principles from geology, biology, chemistry, and physics to understand how major components of the Earth, such as its atmosphere and oceans, interact with and sustain life in the past, present, and into the future.  Many courses emphasize climate change, environmental pollution, and biogeochemistry, so this concentration is a good one for students interested in studying the environment. Other areas emphasize Earth history, including climate change, extinction events, and using the Earth’s sedimentary record to investigate environmental change. 

Both AB and ScB degrees are offered; the ScB requires more (19) courses, including a research course. DEEPS provides a highly collaborative learning environment that emphasizes process-oriented, hands-on approaches in the classroom, in labs and on field trips.  There are many opportunities for students to do research working with faculty, graduate students, and researchers. The degree builds students’ skills in critical thinking, written and oral communication, data analysis and modeling, and applying systems approaches to problem solving, which prepare students for a wide variety of careers. 

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2020

Employment

  • Laboratory Assistant, Helfand Lab, Brown Univeristy
  • Policy Advisor, Carbon180 (formerly Center for Carbon Removal)

Graduate School

  • Duke University, MEng, Engineering Management
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences, MS, Nature Management
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, PhD, Ocean Sciences
  • University of Pennsylvania, JD

2019

Employment

  • Environmental Engineer, LJB
  • Farm Bill Specialist, North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts
  • Middle School Science Teacher, Uncommon Schools
  • Production Assistant, Freelance
  • Program Associate, West Policy, Energy Foundation
  • Staff Assistant Geologist, Roux Associates

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Scholarship

2018

Employment

  • Environmental Scientist, Horsley Witten Group
  • Research Assistant, Princeton University

Graduate School

  • University of Chicago, PhD, Evolutionary Biology
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, MS, Geology and Geophysics

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship (The Netherlands)

2017

Employment

  • Biological Science Technician, Sequoia National Park
  • Education Intern, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Geoscientist in the Park, Conservation Legacy
  • Innovation Programs Coordinator, Center for Jewish Leadership and Learning
  • MuseumCorps Educator, Providence Children's Museum
  • Research Associate, Environmental Law Institute
  • Shop Manager and Woodworking Instructor, TXRX Labs

Graduate School

  • MS
  • PhD

2016

Employment

  • Biology Tutor, Smart Alec
  • Geologist, EcoLogic Development Fund
  • Research Technician, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina

Graduate School

  • Richard Gilder Graduate School, PhD, Comparative Biology
  • University of Michigan, MS, Environmental Policy

2015

Employment

  • Data Scientist, FarmLogs
  • Intern, L'Oreal
  • Sales Associate, Home Depot

Graduate School

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS, Geosciences

2014

Employment

  • Ad Operations and Pricing and Inventory Coordinator, BBC America
  • Analyst, Peter J. Solomon
  • Corps Member, AmeriCorps - Schuler Scholar Fountation
  • GIS and Cultural Resources Assistant, U.S. Beaureau of Land Management
  • Lab Manager, Bryant University
  • Long-term Substitute Teacher, Renaissance School
  • Naturalist, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
  • Product Analyst, IXL Learning
  • Public Education Outreach, Researcher, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Geologic Society of America
  • Sales Research Analyst, FastPay Partners
  • Technical Professional, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK Limited

2013

Employment

  • Barista, Pannikan Coffee and Tea
  • Volunteer River Assessment Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Graduate School

  • Columbia University, PhD, PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences

2012

Employment

  • 6th Grade Earth Science Teacher, Lexington Public Schools
  • Clean Air Associate, Environment America
  • Energy Analyst, California Energy Commission
  • Field Research Assistant, USGS
  • Kekst & Company
  • Research Assistant, Brown University - Geology Department
  • Research Technician, Desert Research Institute
  • Wildlife Biology Intern, University of Montana - Western

Graduate School

  • University of Michigan-Central Campus, PhD, Earth and Environmental Science

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship