Build a career in the outdoors, solving problems related to energy, conservation and natural disasters. Eastern Kentucky University’s Environmental and Applied Geology program offers students resume-building research opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. Most importantly, graduates can work almost anywhere in the world. Learn more about this exciting field.

Degree Concentrations

B.S. in Environmental and Applied Geology Minors
Academic Concentration Earth Science / Teaching
Professional Concentration Geology


Job Opportunities for Graduates:

  • Environmental laboratory technician
  • Field technician
  • Geologist

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Aquatic Resources Management
  • Quantum Spatial
  • Solid Ground Consulting Engineers, PLLC
  • Summit Engineering
  • PS&S Civil Engineering
  • Kentucky Division of Water

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU Geology program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Booth Scholarship
  • Clarence H. Gifford Scholarship
  • Marathon Scholarship


Department of Physics, Geosciences, & Astronomy
Dr. Alice Jones