Seth Evans '16

Major: Geology
Hometown:Birdsboro, PA

The faculty here is doing a fantastic job of preparing me and other students for success after graduation. I know that when I chose Mount Union, I made the right decision for myself.


If studying the materials, processes and history of the Earth interests you, check out our geology major. Not only is it a fascinating field, but it’s in demand as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth of 16% is expected in the field through 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will be fueled by the need for energy, environmental protection and responsible land and resource management. Emerging technologies like horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing will play a role in this increased demand as will the need for alternative energy sources including wind energy, geothermal energy and solar power.

At Mount Union, our geology students combine a solid foundation in geological science with practical skills in the field. With this preparation, you will be prepared for graduate study as well as entry-level careers in a number of fields.

Sigma Nu Headquarters
Carmeuse North America
Canrig/Epoch Well Services

Ohio State University
Bowling Green State University
Pennsylvania State University
Southern Illinois University
University of Pittsburgh

Environmental geoscience
Oil and gas industry
Mining and minerals
Federal and state governments

99% of our 2014 graduates started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school (based on respondents)
*Based on a survey of the Class of 2013 with 85% self reporting
To The Top!