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Ok so I'm thinking about majoring in geology?

I'm mainly interested in geology because I love being out in nature and I'm curious about how different land masses & enviornments were formed, & what elements & materials make up the earth. What is a typical day in the life of a geologist like? What are the specialized areas of geology that I can go into, if needed? I'm thinking about possibly getting a BA or MA in the field. However, I was never great at math in HS. I was like a C or B math student and I always need some help (except for with easy stuff like geometry). Should I be concerned about studying geology as a major if I need help with math? Are there prereqs I have to meet first? Thanks for the input...I have stuff to think about here. It still seems like a good subject to pursue

Asked By: cftstorres - 5/23/2008
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There are NO "typical" days for a geologist since there are so many different types of geological jobs... More
Answered By: Raveneaux - 5/23/2008
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As long as you study hard, you can make up for your math. I have a geological engineering degree so my math was obviously much more intense than most geos. I work in the environmental field in Los Angeles. I used to go out and oversee drillers installing wells. It was fun interesting work. Now I am pretty much... More
Answered By: jim z - 5/23/2008
 
I'm about to graduate with a B.S. in geology and I'll be getting an M.S. in graduate school. You won't make as much money with a B.A. (most likely) and graduate schools won't want to accept you vs. a B.S. student. The science for the B.S. sucks pretty bad, but it's definitely doable. The calculus kind of sucks too... More
Answered By: Ben K - 5/23/2008
 
be a good student and get knowledge from past geologists
Answered By: traveler458 - 5/23/2008
 
I am currently a geology major and love every minute of it! I go to the University of Pittsburgh so what I say about classes applies there and I don't know where else. We have to take calculus, general chemistry, and physics. However, there are places to get free tutoring there. See if your college has a Student... More
Answered By: just wants to know - 5/23/2008
 
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