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Geoscience Pathways Program

Program: Geo-Environmental Assessment Career Track

Careers in geo-environmental assessment involve the characterization and evaluation of the geologic conditions of localities used for different development purposes. Past interns have contributed to projects tasked with generating and executing plans for safe developments and contamination remediation. Work tasks utilize geologic concepts from subject areas that include geomorphology, soil science, geochemistry, geophysics, and hydrology.

Course Preparation

Students interested in this career track can prepare by enrolling in: GEO 3374 Geochemistry, GEO 3383 General Geophysics, GEO 4113 Geomorphology and its lab (GEO 4121), ES 3123 Introduction to Soils and its lab (ES 3121), and GEO 3113 Geophysics Field Investigations.

Technical Short Courses and Workshops

Workshops that have or are currently planned include multiple modules at the Texas HydroGeo Workshop and Ground Penetrating Radar techniques presented by our partner Raba Kistner Environmental.

Our Partners for Internships

Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises logo

Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE) is a full-service, multi-discipline engineering, science and construction management company that delivers facility and infrastructure engineering design, environmental remediation and science, and construction management.

Raba-Kistner Consultants logo

Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc. provides professional consulting services with passion and integrity, to help build a better world for its employees, their families, its clients, and the communities it serves.

San Antonio Testing Lab logo

The San Antonio Testing Lab (SATL) is a Hispanic, woman owned, small business that provides independent, environmental, analytical testing with a focus on quality and customer service.

Southwest Research Institute logo

The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) provides independent, premier services to government and industry clients, and pushes the boundaries of science and technology to develop innovative solutions that advance the state of the art and improve human health and safety.

Terracon Consultants logo

Terracon Consultants, Inc. provides practical solutions to environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering challenges. It relies upon demonstrated environmental consulting experience and knowledge of local conditions and regulations to deliver solutions that are timely, practical, and make good business sense.


Student participants attending Raba-Kistner's short course on ground penetrating radar (Spring 2018)


Detail of the ground penetrating radar interface, short course organized by Raba-Kistner (Spring 2018)


Student participants attending Terracon's short course on drilling from the Hydro-Geo workshop (Fall 2018)


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1600542. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.