How do earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, climate change, and erosion shape our planet? Major in geology at the University of Mary Washington and you’ll study our world’s past with an eye on the future. 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. Explore courses that interest you most and conduct original research as you prepare to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. Our strong liberal arts program will help you develop the skills to begin your geology career or pursue an advanced degree.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Geology Alumni (2016-2020)
Total Graduates: 23
Knowledge Rate: 74%
Career Outcome Rate: 88%
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Where do our alumni land?
- United States Navy
- Fairfax Animal Shelter
- Science Museum of Virginia
- SES Construction & Fuel Services
- Engineering Consulting Services (ECS)
- Colorado State University
- University of Alaska, Fairbanks
- East Tennessee State University
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Kansas City
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.
Geology Alumni Profiles: A brief look at what some alums are doing now!
Alumni Videos: Visit the Geology Alumni playlist on our Youtube page to learn more about our successful alums.