Post-Graduate Data

Geological Sciences

Geosciences is a highly interdisciplinary concentration employing principles from physics, chemistry, and biology to understand the structure of the Earth and other planetary bodies.  Concentrators can study Earth and planetary interiors, including the formation of rocks and minerals, movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates, and the circulation of the planets’ core and mantle.  Other areas emphasize surface processes, such as the movement and storage of water.  This concentration is a good choice for students who seek a broad scientific understanding of the processes that shape the physical world around us.

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

  • AmeriCorps NCCC Member, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)
  • Data Scientist, Metis
  • Teacher, Le Bocage International School

2019

Employment

  • AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Systems Engineer, Leidos

2018

Graduate School

  • Washington University in St. Louis, PhD, Earth and Planetary Sciences

2017

Graduate School

  • MFA

2016

Employment

  • GIS Analyst, MassDOT
  • Lab Assistant, Brown University
  • Marine Conservation Intern, Reef Environmental Education Foundation
  • Organizer, Green Corps
  • Recruiting Coordinator, International Justice Mission

Graduate School

  • Oregon State University, MS, Water Resources

2015

Employment

  • Art Production Assistant, The Steel Yard
  • Associate, Ramboll Environ
  • Client Development, Northstar Recycling

Graduate School

  • McGill University, PhD, Geology
  • Pennsylvania State University, PhD, Geological Sciences
  • Simon Fraser University, MS, Geology - Climate Modeling

2014

Employment

  • Associate Geoscientist, ENVIRON
  • Data Analyst Intern, ProvPlan
  • Researcher, University of Texas at Austin
  • Staff Assistant Geologist, Roux Associates

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship

2013

Employment

  • Research Assistant, Earth Observatory of Singapore

Graduate School

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, JD

2012

Employment

  • Corps Member/Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative, AmeriCorps - Audubon Society of Rhode Island
  • Intern, California Coastal Commission
  • Junior Scientist, Anchor QEA
  • Research Assistant, Abt Associates
  • Research Assistant-GIS & RS, Wildlife Conservation Society-Tanzania