Where will this take me?


    Career Outcomes

    There is always strong demand for our Geology major graduates in the petroleum, mineral and environmental industries. As the need for resources grows, it is likely that this demand will increase, providing geologists with very good job prospects.

    Employment for Geologists is expected to remain steady to 2019. Geologists have a high proportion of full-time jobs, wages are high and unemployment is average.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the Geology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research. This includes fundamental research into geological processes such as ore deposit formation and the environment.


    Bachelor of Science graduates with a Geology major are very well-prepared for further study in the areas of earth systems, geodynamics and petroleum and ore bodies. If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.