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Geological & Earth Sciences at Lafayette College

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Geological & Earth Sciences at Lafayette College

What traits are you looking for in a geology school? To help you decide if Lafayette College is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's geology program.

Lafayette is located in Easton, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 2,514. In 2021, 9 geology majors received their bachelor's degree from Lafayette.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Geological & Earth Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

Lafayette Geological & Earth Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology

Lafayette Geological & Earth Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the geology progam at Lafayette compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The geology major at Lafayette is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Geological & Earth Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools 41
Most Popular Geological & Earth Sciences Schools 233

Geology Student Demographics at Lafayette

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the geology majors at Lafayette College.

Lafayette Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The geology program at Lafayette awarded 9 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 22% of these degrees went to men with the other 78% going to women.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in geology at Lafayette are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities in its geology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Lafayette College with a bachelor's in geology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 5
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Lafayette also has a doctoral program available in geology. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Geology Grads May Go Into

A degree in geology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for Lafayette College.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Chemistry Professors 1,430 $93,510
Geoscientists 1,210 $108,580
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 890 $94,630


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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