Geology/Earth Science Major

<p>Since my Freshman year I have been thinking about what I want to do in College and I have came up with the idea of being a geologist. I would rather work outside and im comfortable traveling the world to remote places. I am also a certified Scuba Diver so I would love to do something in the geology field that has to do with the Ocean. I realize that most Geology majors are employed by Oil Compaines and that doesn't really intrest me so if someone could list some careers and corresponding majors (in the Earth/Natural Science Field) that would be other than working for an Oil Company. </p>

<p>My grades are decent going into my Senior Year i have a wieghted 3.7 and I took two Ap Courses my Junior year, History an Biology. I Aced the History with a 5 and got a 3 on Bio.
My SATs are another story. I got a 1740, and I can definetly do much better. I had a 650 in Critical Reading, a 570 in Math (I can definetely get that up to a 600+), and a 520 on writing which totally surprised me since I did very well in my English Class this year. So it is realistic that I can bring that up a lot. I took subject tests in U.S History (730) and Math II Precalc (600). My Community Service is ok but ill probably do more my senior year. I know I can get two very good recommedations, one from my English Teacher and one, from my Ap History teacher, but I am not sure how much those can affect my application. I am also a member of the National Honors Society and I have played sports all my High School Career. Lettered in Football 11,12, Wrestling, 12 and Lacrosse 10, 11, 12.</p>

<p>Schools I like- (Found them through the 2010 Fiske Guide and they all have a strong program in Geology/Natural Science.)</p>

<p>Boston University
Columbia University (This seems like a super reach school, but I plugged in my Sats scores on a college board college search and it popped up.)
Denison University
Franklin and Marshall College
Ithaca College

<p>If anyone can give me feedback on my major intrests, schools, and the chance i would have at getting in to them, I would be greatly appreciated! Thank You for reading this long thread.</p>

<p>Your math and science is very average (and I meant it). Math II should be t least 650 or above to look good...... SAT Math should be 7xx for an IVY science / engineering major.</p>

<p>Columbia is definitely a super big reach school.
Boston is also a big reach school.
I don't know about the rest, sorry.</p>

<p>The 570 in math is going to be a problem since Geology majors at most colleges are required to take 3 semesters of Calculus for physical Science and engineering majors, 3 semesters of Calculus based Physics for physical science and engineering majors and two semesters of Chemistry for physical science and engineering majors.</p>

<p>I figured that but im taking Ap Physics this year and Im working on getting my math score up. 570/800=71% Which is bad but i do have a B average in Honors Precalc for the year so i know that i can do much better</p>

<p>Yes. Try to raise your scores, and really build a solid foundation of what you learn from precalc.</p>

<p>I am sorry I don't know much about the rest. Keep up with the good work.</p>

<p>Portahouse156 wrote:

<p>Since the minimum score you can get is 200 you actually got 370 points out of 600 available which is equal to 61.7% correct.</p>