Combine the knowledge of earth science with engineering principles to solve human problems
Geological engineers consider the engineering properties of natural soils and rock for building and protecting foundations, dams, levees and tunnels. They also work to reverse the environmental impacts of human activities in fields such as groundwater remediation and mine reclamation.
With a geological engineering degree, you can find a job in energy, mining, environmental consulting, government research and regulation. And, you’ll likely find yourself spending part of your workday outdoors – in swamps, mountains, forests, desert plains and out at sea.
What you’ll find at Ole Miss
There is a great atmosphere among our students, thanks to:
- Field trips – several geology classes incorporate local excursions, as well as summer field camps in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
- Student comradery – small classes and an active student-professional organization (AEG) help create life-long relationships.
- Opportunities outside of class – you can participate in undergrad research and our Engineering without Borders projects abroad.
- Great value for money – if you’re from one of the states in the Academic Common Market that doesn’t offer geological engineering, you pay in-state tuition.