From College Major to Career
The Wall Street Journal created this neat webpage where you can sort college degrees by popularity, median earnings and unemployment rate. We're gratified to see that according to the 2010 U.S. Census data, these fields have low unemployment and good earnings:
- GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING
- ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
- ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND METEOROLOGY
- ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
- PHYSICAL SCIENCES
- MINING AND MINERAL ENGINEERING
- PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
- SOIL SCIENCE
- ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
- GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE
Salary Expectations (based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-22 Edition)
Many of our graduates have participated in our Endowed Undergraduate Internship Program
Aerial photos show the community of Oso, Wash., before and after the March 22, 2014 landslide.
Washington is one of the most responsible states at mapping its landslide risks, according to the USGS, and geologists have shown dangers around the Oso area for decades. A 2004 flood-management plan even talked of buying up all the homes in the area to "remove the risk to human life and structures." Instead, the county took action to stabilize the base of an unstable slope — a temporary fix overwhelmed by the huge landslide last month. Read more at NBC News.