What Can I Do with My Degree In...

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Knowledge & Skills Developed:

  • Ability to collect, interpret & classify rock samples & cores
  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Operate laboratory equipment
  • Organize, analyze, & interpret scientific data
  • Population sampling
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Stamina & endurance for field work

Potential Careers:

  • Astronomer
  • Biologist
  • Coal & Diamond Exploration Specialist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist
  • Energy Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Geologist
  • Glacial Geologist
  • Global Change Researcher
  • Hydrologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Occupational Health & Safety Officer
  • Oceanographer
  • Paleontologist
  • Pollution Control Technologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Research Scientist
  • Seismic Observer
  • Soil Scientist
  • Volcanologist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations. 
Explore hundreds of Alberta Occupational Profiles here.

Potential Employers:  

  • Alberta Energy Regulator*
  • Alberta Environment and Parks*
  • Canadian Natural Resources*
  • Environment Canada*
  • ICMS Agricultural & Environmental Research Services*
  • Imperial Oil*
  • Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
  • Paramount Resources Ltd.
  • Repsol Canada*
  • Shell Canada*
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd.*
  • Teck
  • Tetra Tech EBA*
  • University of Alberta*

*These companies have partnered with our Science Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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