The School of Mines is located on the edge of the beautiful Black Hills, where magnificent exposures of rock and structures are major assets of the geology curriculum. The Badlands and the Black Hills are natural laboratories for hands-on studies of geologic processes and are used extensively for field trips.
Techniques used by geologists range from complex computer use in geophysical surveys to field mapping of geologic structures.
Companies hiring recent graduates: Wyoming State Engineers Office, AMWest Petroleum, Chicago Field Museum, Geo Tek Inc., and more.
Average starting salary: $38,250
Department: Geology and Geological Engineering