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Geological Concentration

  • Available as an accredited bachelor of science in engineering major (B.S.E) with a concentration in geological engineering

    Are you a person who doesn’t shy away from addressing issues that directly impact our stewardship of God’s creation? Are you more aware than ever that our Earth’s natural resources are scarce? God may be preparing you for a career in geological engineering.

  • At Olivet, become a professional who helps plan and develop new infrastructure for transportation and power in the United States and many parts of the world. Learn how to lead others in finding ways to improve our environment. Focus on helping people become better stewards of the world God has given them to live in and care for.

    Olivet’s program in geological engineering covers:

    • advanced training in mathematics concepts
    • comprehensive science training, including chemistry and physics
    • broad training in basic and applied geological science and applied engineering sciences
    • comprehensive training in field methods and experiences

     Consider a career as a geological engineer if you:

    • enjoy the outdoors and travel
    • are a hands-on person
    • thrive when you have a complex problem to solve
    • adapt easily to new situations
    • are good at gathering and analyzing data
    • want to know the details in any situation
    • are fascinated by the relationship between the Earth and the people who live on the planet
    • study how things work in relation to the world around them
    • have a strong interest in the composition of the Earth
    • take pride in your quantitative skills

    A rewarding and exciting career, geological engineering is very field-oriented and requires hands-on research.

    Careers/career fields: Mining engineer, reservoir engineer, operations engineer, professor, geological advisor, field engineer, geotechnical engineer, geophysical engineer, hydrogeological engineer, natural resource production (oil, gas, ores), environmental assessment and remediation, civil engineering (foundations, tunnels, road/transportation construction).