Where will this take me?


After completing the Geology major in the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

There is always strong demand for our Geology major graduates in the petroleum, mineral and environmental industries, in jobs including consulting, operations, research and mineral exploration.

Employers include BHP, CSIRO, Shell and DELWP Victoria.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Geology as part of your Bachelor of Science, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great foundation for the Master of Science (Earth Sciences) and the Master of Geoscience.

Other graduate degrees you could consider are:

Depending on the subjects you take in your Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, not-for-profit, or resources company.