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The Earth Science Program at OSU explains "Earth science is the study of all aspects of our planet and their interactions with living systems. Each aspect of the earth interacts with the others in fascinating and important ways and the study of these interactions is increasingly important to our society.
"There are four major disciplines in the broad area of earth sciences: geography, geology, geophysics and geodesy. These major disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to build a quantitative understanding of the principal areas of the earth system.
"Earth science is generally defined as the interdisciplinary study encompassing phenomena of the earth's domains: the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere and the biosphere. These domains correspond to rocks, water, air and life. The field is now evolving in a direction that increasingly includes the cryosphere (corresponding to ice) as a distinct portion of the hydrosphere, and the pedosphere (corresponding to soil) as part of an actively mixing, dynamic earth system."
|Atmospheric Scientist||Marine Geologist|
|Cultural Preservationist||Minerals Surveyor|
|Drilling Engineer||Mining Engineer|
|Economic Geologist||Mud Logger|
|Engineer||National Park Administrator|
|Engineering Geologist||Natural Hazards Mitigation Coordinator|
|Environmental Consultant||Natural Resource Manager|
|Environmental Protection Agent||Petroleum Geologist|
|Environmental Protection Specialist||Petrologist|
|Environmental Scientist||Planetary Geologist|
|geographic Specialist||Soil Scientist|
|Geophysical Data Processor||Technical Writer|
|Geophysicist||U.S. Geological Surveyor|
|Hydrogeologist||Water Resource Developer|
|Independent Research Technician||Watershed Manager|
|Land-use Planner||Well Site Geologist|
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|Flexibility with Work Settings||Scientific Background||Understand Complex Multidimensional Problems|
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