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College of Mines and Earth Sciences

The College of Mines and Earth Sciences’ location in a mineral- and energy-rich geographical area provides a study and research environment that extends far beyond campus boundaries. Because of Utah’s mineral resources, the college is pivotal in developing a region increasingly vital to the nation’s mining and energy future. There is also several companies in Utah and the surrounding states with booming mining operations which means exciting careers!

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Career Paths and Industries

  • Mining Engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Forensic Meteorology
  • Climatologist
  • Operations Geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Metallurgist
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Operations Engineer

Common Employers

  • Rio Tinto
  • Freeport McMoRan
  • Newmont Mining
  • Utah Department of Natural Resources
  • NOAA
  • NASA
  • NCAR
  • Boart Longyear
  • Barrick Gold
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • TerraTek
  • National Geological Survey
  • Edwards Life Sciences
  • Allegheny Ludlum
  • Kewit
  • Simplot Phosphates

Career Outlook

U of U Grad Mean
U of U Grad Median
# Rep
National Mean
National Median
Atmospheric Sciences Bachelor's - - 0 $56,720 $57,599
Geological Engineering Bachelor's - - 1 $60,335 $53,136
Geoscience Bachelor's - - 1 $55,534 $57,599
Mining Engineering Bachelor's - - 3 $68,153 $67,740
Last Updated: 6/28/18