The Value of Your Degree
Choosing your Career
Your choice of career will have a major impact on your life in the future. Most people find this choice difficult to make, typically because it is so hard to get useful information about the many career paths open to you. It is also difficult to find out what it will be like when you start your first job in your chosen career.
In the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, we provide a strong background for many career paths and instill an understanding of how the Earth system influences the numerous and varied aspects of human activity.
Remember that your interests will change over the years, and your career path will take many unexpected turns. Career choices are never irrevocable, but a wise choice when you enter college will greatly enhance your academic and early professional experience.
|Geology and Geophysics||$82,000|
Possible Career Paths and Employers
Companies specifically seek out our students and graduates by coming to campus to interview and hire our students for internships and full-time employment. Some companies that have come to recruit our students include: Rio Tinto, Freeport McMoRan, Kinross Gold, Newmont Mining, Barrick Gold, CONSOL Energy, BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, Bowie Resources, Foresight Coal, Walter Resources, CS Mining, Graymont Lime, Monsanto Chemicals, Simplot Phosphate, and Questar.
|Atmospheric Sciences||Geology & Geophysics||Metallurgical Engineering||Mining Engineering|
Other (Preparatory degree for):