The department of Geology and Geological Engineering aims to create well-rounded geologists and engineering professionals
Learning at the University of Mississippi is a life-changing experience. Our education extends beyond the classroom, allowing you to carve your own path toward meaningful career opportunities. We want to make sure that you gain all the technical knowledge you need.
The Geological Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
We’ll help you develop your communications, critical-thinking, teamwork and leadership skills, which are vital in today’s world. You’ll be able to gain real world experience through internships and co-ops in your area of expertise. You can participate in engineering professional societies and other interest groups at the school.
Plus, by engaging in undergraduate research, you can work with national and international specialists to tackle engineering grand challenges.
We’ve got a great network of alumni. You’ll be able to learn from their experience – from what it’s like as a starting professional to how they’ve achieved success in their work life. You’ll see them in classroom settings, at small group lunches and at career fairs. And when you graduate, you become part of a network that is dedicated to seeing you succeed. Are you ready to live your legacy?
We have a very low student-to-faculty ratio and our students constantly say how their professors make time to help them with their classwork, projects and future goals. We are dedicated to educating the state of Mississippi and beyond. Persevering through all to grow toward something bigger. Because we’re rebels in our own way.
The demand for geoscientists in a range of employment opportunities continues to expand and outpace the number of students preparing for geoscience careers. The American Geoscience Institute (AGI) using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimates that by 2028, there will be a shortage of 35,000 geoscientists (FTEs, full time equivalents), and geoscience employment will increase over the next decade by 4–8%, depending on the specific occupation.
Come join us!
GEOLOGY AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
120 A Carrier Hall, University, MS 38677
Tel: (662) 915-7498
Fax: (662) 915-5998
Administrative coordinator: Ms. Sherra Jones
Department chair: Dr. Thomas Oommen