Environmental Geology Program
Major in environmental geology at the University of Mary Washington and you’ll examine Earth and its environments through a problem-solving mindset. Combine coursework with practical research and internships, preparing yourself for an exciting career that could help curb the hazards that threaten our planet. UMW’s location near the Rappahannock River – between the Chesapeake Bay and the Shenandoah Valley – is a prime spot for fieldwork, and our proximity to D.C. and Richmond allows our majors to gain practical experience through internships. Whether you’re interested in graduate study or immediate employment in industry, environmental consulting, teaching, government or nonprofits, you’ll graduate ready for the next exciting stage in your geologic career.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
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