Geologists are professionals who study the origin, history, shape, chemical and mineralogical composition, development, and evolution of the components of the Earth, as well as the changes it has gone through since its origins until today.
They dedicate to the search for mineral resources, energy sources (hydrocarbons in general, mineral coal), the study of underground and surface water bodies, soil, the preservation and recovery of natural resources, the determination of erosive and mudslide effects, flood risk, and mining. They also work in the application of geology to civil engineering, in the execution of geotechnical work, for the construction of dams, channels, roads, excavations, and terrain stability.
They study the surface of the Earth through remote sensors (satellite images, aerial photographs, and radars); and elaborate geological and thematic maps. They participate in reviews, assessments, appraisals, and advising related to the field. They can lead or be a part of basic and applied research teams within their field.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
Department of Geology
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