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Geological Sciences Department. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona http://geology.csupomona.edu. What is Geology? What does a geologist do?. ge·ol·o·gy (jë-ól´o-jë) —n. The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth.

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Geological Sciences Department

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

http://geology.csupomona.edu


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What is Geology?

What does a geologist do?

ge·ol·o·gy

(jë-ól´o-jë) —n. The scientific study

of the origin, history, and structure

of the Earth.


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Cal Poly’s “learn-by-doing” methods produce skilled Geologists

Wake up call!

When’s this lab due anyway?

What’s it reading?

Do we really have

to go over there?


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Geology skilled Geologists

Geophysics / Earth Exploration

Environmental Resources

We offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geologywith the flexibility to choose fromone of three Emphasis Areas or “Tracks”:


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Why study Geology at Cal Poly? skilled Geologists

Small class sizes

Friendship

Learn by doing


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Gain Skills in Geological Mapping skilled Geologists

Telegraph Peak, San Gabriel Mountains

Are you sure that’s where we are?

Sierra Los Alacranes, Mexico


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Sample Collecting skilled Geologists

Breaking rock for U-Pb zircon age-dating

Searching for visible gold


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Scenery skilled Geologists

Glenn falls

Sonora sunrise with waning crescent moon

San Antonio falls


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Camping Out skilled Geologists

Campfire routine

What’s for dinner?


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Laboratory Fun! skilled Geologists


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Jobs and more jobs! Well-trained Geology graduates are in high demand today

Employment Placement of Recent Graduates

Mining

and

other

Teaching

Geotechnical,

Geophysics and

Environmental

Geology

Grad School

Geohydrology


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Science Magazine (August, 2008) reports: high demand today

"In general, the market is hot," says Cindy Martinez, who analyzes geoscience workforce issues at the American Geological Institute (AGI) in Alexandria, Virginia. "Functionally, there's no unemployment of geoscientists right now."

Bloomberg.com (March, 2008) reports:

``There is a chronic shortage of skilled people, and wages have skyrocketed,'' said Bart Melek, commodity strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. ``There's no relief in sight.''


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Starting Salaries for Geologists high demand today

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.)

    • Consulting (engineering, environmental, groundwater) $40,000-$55,000

    • Mining Industry $50,000-$80,000

    • Government Agencies $40,000-$55,000

    • Teaching $35,000-$50,000

  • Master’s Degree (M.S.)

    • Petroleum Industry $75,000-$100,000

    • Consulting $60,000-$90,000

    • Government Agencies $50,000-$75,000


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Geohydrology high demand today(Drs. Nourse and Marshall)

  • Groundwater exploration

  • Surface flow measurements

  • Development of well fields

  • Reservoir modeling

  • Database management

  • Water quality monitoring

  • Water resource planning




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Geotechnical/Engineering MountainsGeology

  • Site evaluations

  • Earthquake hazard mitigation:

    fault trenching

    seismic retrofitting

  • Grading plans

  • Slope stability

  • Dam safety

  • Soil testing

  • Subsurface studies

  • Site remediation

  • Legal consultation



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Cal Poly Geology alumnus Darrin Hashim (from Kleinfelder, Inc.) tells us: “This is where I work these days. I think it is pretty cool.”


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Field Experiences in Engineering Geology Course (GSC 321) Inc.) tells us: “This is where I work these days. I think it is pretty cool.”


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Environmental Geology Inc.) tells us: “This is where I work these days. I think it is pretty cool.”

  • Geologic Hazards Assessment

  • Environmental impact statements

  • Floodplain zoning

  • Hazardous waste disposal

  • Air/water monitoring

  • Environmental planning

  • Regulatory enforcement

  • Reclamation

Flood of 1969

2005 Landslide in San Dimas Canyon


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2005 lower San Dimas Canyon flood Inc.) tells us: “This is where I work these days. I think it is pretty cool.”


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Local Earthquake Hazards Inc.) tells us: “This is where I work these days. I think it is pretty cool.”

(Drs. Nourse and Polet)


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Important faults in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains Inc.) tells us: “This is where I work these days. I think it is pretty cool.” (digital compilation by Dr. Nourse, 2007)



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Haiti mechanisms by Dr. Polet)Earthquake

Magnitude and type of faulting of 2010 Haiti earthquake was determined by Cal Poly Pomona system within one hour of earthquake occurrence



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Geophysical Field Work Laguna Salada earthquake

Total Station and Gravity Survey & Seismic Refraction Experiment at the active Portuguese Bend Landslide near Palos Verdes


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Geophysical Field Work Laguna Salada earthquake

Total Station and Gravity Survey & Seismic Refraction Experiment Near Mount Baldy


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Geophysical Field Work Laguna Salada earthquake

On campus determination of site response and earthquake ground motion amplification using seismic refraction


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Geophysical Field Work Laguna Salada earthquake

Gravity surveys across the San Andreas and Colton faults


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Mining Geology Laguna Salada earthquake(Drs. Jessey and Nourse)

  • Mineral exploration

  • Gold and Copper are hot today!!

  • Diamond core drilling

  • Core logging

  • Mine mapping

  • Reserve calculations

  • Mine-site engineering

  • Reclamation planning


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Global Metals Prices: Laguna Salada earthquake


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Exploration and sampling of old mine workings Laguna Salada earthquake

Diamond core drilling


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High-grade Molybdenum in drill core Laguna Salada earthquake


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Studying drill core Laguna Salada earthquake

Sawing the core

Final split for laboratory analysis


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Dr. Marshall’s Field Courses Laguna Salada earthquake

Anchorage, Alaska


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Field Work in Costa Rica Laguna Salada earthquake


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The main theme Laguna Salada earthquake


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Costa Rica Field Trip, Spring Break 2008 Laguna Salada earthquake

Paos volcano

Mapping folded strata on Cobano beach platform



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Measurement techniques Laguna Salada earthquake


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Some of Our Lab Equipment! Laguna Salada earthquake

Microscopes/Fluid

Inclusion Stage

Computer Lab

X-ray Florescence

Spectrometer

X-ray Diffraction


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Nikon Total Station for Precise Surveying Laguna Salada earthquake

Long-distance target prism


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La Coste-Romberg Gravimeter Laguna Salada earthquake




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Student Presentations Laguna Salada earthquake


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Awards and Scholarships Laguna Salada earthquake


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$9000 in scholarships awarded in 2008 Laguna Salada earthquake


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Geology Laguna Salada earthquake

Geophysics / Earth Exploration

Environmental Resources

We offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geologywith the flexibility to choose fromone of three Emphasis Areas or “Tracks”:


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Principles of Geology Laguna Salada earthquake

Earth, Time & Life

Mineralogy

Geomorphology

Geochemistry

Global Geophysics

Groundwater Geology

GIS Applications

Structural Geology

Field Methods

Earth Science Seminar

Senior Project or Senior Thesis

Required Core Courses for B.S. Degree in Geology


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Required Support Courses Laguna Salada earthquakefor Geology Degree

  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry

  • General Chemistry

  • College Physics or General Physics

  • Life Science or Basic Biology

(Plus 68 units of required GE)


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Optical Mineralogy Laguna Salada earthquake

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Ore Deposits or Geotectonics

Invertebrate Paleontology

Sedimentary Geology

Field Mapping or Summer Field Camp

Technical Electives for the Geology Track (34 Units):


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Technical Electives for the Geophysics / Laguna Salada earthquake

Earth Exploration Track (34 Units):

  • Astronomy or Oceanography

  • Meteorology or Blue Planet

  • Fortran or Intro to Computer Science

  • Engineering Geology

  • Shallow Subsurface Geophysics

  • Seismology

  • Advanced Engineering Geology

  • Field Module

  • + 4-7 units of choice in upper division Geology classes


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Technical Electives for the Environmental Laguna Salada earthquake

Resources Track (choose 34 Units):

  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

  • Meteorology

  • Studies of a Blue Planet

  • Exploring Earth’s Oceans

  • Environment and Society

  • California Water

  • Water Resource Management

  • Ethical Considerations in Engineering and Applied Science

  • Climatology

  • Shallow Subsurface Geophysics

  • Environmental Resource Management

  • Energy and Society

  • Physical Oceanography

  • Current Applications in Regenerative Studies

  • Field Mapping Module


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For Further Information Contact: Laguna Salada earthquake

Geological Sciences Department

Cal Poly University—Pomona

Pomona, CA 91768

phone: (909) 869-3454

web: http//:geology.csupomona.edu

e-mail: [email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


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--Cal Poly Pomona’s Application Deadline is November 30-- Laguna Salada earthquake

Drop by any time for a free tour of

the Geology Department facilities!!


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