Career Opportunities

Students who earn degrees in Earth and environmental sciences will find job opportunities in a variety of fields. Because of their ability to help solve real-world problems, EES majors are in demand in the job market. An EES degree can open doors for graduates in a number of industries, including energy and petroleum, research, as well as in government entities such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Among the skills that EES training provides are:

  • Observation, data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to prepare, process and present data
  • Present and interpret information in a range of different mediums, e.g. textual, numerical, oral, graphical
  • Analytical thinking
  • Report writing skills
  • Problem-solving skills and lateral thinking
  • The ability to recognize patterns and understand complex systems
Some job possibilities available to earth and environmental sciences graduates include:
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geo-Hydrologist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Groundwater Specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Marine Geologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Mining or Marine Engineer
  • National Park Researcher or Educator
  • Oceanographer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Seismologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Stratigrapher 

Lockheed Career Development Center

UTA students have an invaluable on-campus resource to assist them in all aspects of their job search – the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center. The Center is a centralized hub for career development insights, knowledge, services, employer partnerships and engagement opportunities all focused on providing premier career development experiences both on and off campus. You can reach the Center by email (, phone (817-272-2932), or by visiting the office on the east side of the University Center (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).