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Geological & Earth Sciences at University of California - Santa Barbara

What traits are you looking for in a geology school? To help you decide if University of California - Santa Barbara is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's geology program.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 52 of them were geological and earth sciences majors.

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.

UCSB Geological & Earth Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geology
  • Master’s Degree in Geology
  • Doctorate Degree in Geology

UCSB Geological & Earth Sciences Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks geology programs across the country. The following shows how UCSB performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The geology major at UCSB 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 Popular Colleges for Geological & Earth Sciences 19
Highest Paid Geological & Earth Sciences Graduates 45

In 2019, 5 students received their master’s degree in geology from UCSB. This makes it the #130 most popular school for geology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 6 students who received their doctoral degrees in geology, making the school the #41 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Geology Student Demographics at UCSB

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the geology majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor’s Program

42% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 geology majors earned their bachelor's degree from UCSB. Of these graduates, 58% were men and 42% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Geological & Earth Sciences Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 39% 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 University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in geology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geological & Earth Sciences Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 9
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 17
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

UCSB Geological & Earth Sciences Master’s Program

20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 80% of geology master's degrees went to men and 20% went to women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Geological & Earth Sciences Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a geology master's degree from UCSB, 80% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level. In the geology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 20% of degree recipients. That is 3% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in geology.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Geological & Earth Sciences Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in geology. In 2019, 6 students 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 CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Natural Sciences Managers 7,870 $168,790
Geoscientists 4,100 $97,550
Chemistry Professors 1,570 $116,530
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Professors 1,310 $124,250
Hydrologists 730 $99,080

References

*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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