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Earth Sciences

Dartmouth Alums With This Major

  • Associate, Natural Resources at Apollo Global Management LLC
    (NY, Dartmouth '06)
  • Senior Geologist, Pioneer Natural Resources Company
    (AK, Dartmouth '03)
  • Geologist, ConocoPhillips
    (TX, Dartmouth '05)
  • Federal Grants Coordinator, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
    (OR, Dartmouth '04)
  • Software Engineer, InterSense, LLC
    (MA, Dartmouth '02)
  • Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company (consulting)
    (AUSTRALIA, Dartmouth '02)
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Geophysics, University of Alaska--Fairbanks
    (AK, Dartmouth '02)
  • Supply Management, Boeing
    (WA, Dartmouth '01)
  • Veterinarian, Smith Veterinary Hospital
    (NM, Dartmouth '00)

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Major Description

The Department includes all disciplines devoted to the study of the Earth. At the advanced level, research and teaching emphasize watershed processes, environmental geochemistry, advanced structural geology and geophysics, sedimentology, paleontology, and remote sensing, combining field research, both here and abroad, with laboratory and theoretical studies to understand the fundamental processes affecting applied earth sciences.

Skills Acquired

What is this?

  • Critical Thinking
  • Research and Quantitative Skills
  • Writing skills
  • Team work and collaboration

Possible Career Paths

  • Resources (Energy & Minerals)
  • Landscape (Environmental Geology, Geological Mapping, Astro-geology & Space Sciences)
  • Hazards (Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Landslides, Floods)
  • Education
  • Business
  • Law
  • Healthcare

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Last Updated: 3/26/13