Prospective majors should know that geology is a rigorous science that blends the best of physics, chemistry, and math with the venerable tradition of going into the field to see how nature actually works. Careers in geology range from environmental work to the assessment and protection of water resources to geological engineering (working with civil engineers) to oil and natural gas exploration to government regulatory, hazards, and resource work to academic research. In addition, geology provides fine intellectual training in the tradition of a liberal arts education, which means that you will be well-qualified to get many of the general jobs on offer at Pitt’s regular career fairs. Being a geology major does NOT restrict you to a career in geology!