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IT Student Voices: Jason Foss

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"IT can be daunting at first. They throw a lot at you right away, and you may think you don't have to study. If you stick with it, the experience makes you more resilient and stronger to take on future challenges."

–Jason Foss, geological engineering major

IT Student Voices

Geological engineers plan, analyze, and design facilities on and under the surface of the Earth. Equipped with a strong knowledge of geology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering mechanics, they are uniquely qualified to work at the interface of civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geology.


The University's geological engineering program offers a geoenvironmental or geomechanical degree path.

The geoenvironmental option focuses on soil and groundwater contamination characterization, modeling, and remediation technologies; and solid and hazardous waste characterization, management, and disposal.

The geomechanical option focuses on foundations of buildings, bridges, roads, and dams; analysis and design of surface and subsurface excavations; and evaluation of natural geologic hazards.

Students may earn a double degree--bachelor of science in geology and bachelor of geological engineering--with an additional year of study that includes a geology summer field camp.

Geological Engineering Careers: Environmental geologist | Geological advisor | Geological engineering technician | Geological project manager | Mining engineer | Geotechnical engineer | Consultant | Professor

For more information about a degree in geological engineering

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