The undergraduate program in geosciences at Universidad de Los Andes has been designed to provide our graduates with the appropriate skills to be successful and productive pursuing academic career, or working in the industry or in the public sector.

The geoscientists from Universidad de Los Andes may have a career in the mining or in the energy sectors. They can be consultants or participants in mining or oil and gas projects, as well as in projects to evaluate and mitigate environmental impacts. They can also pursue an academic career as researchers and teachers, or as scientists in private and public research facilities. The activities they do may include field work, lab work and office work. 

The field work usually consists of performing observations and taking samples at remote outdoor locations, which will be later analyzed at the lab. This is done by conducting experiments and proposing computational models to validate theories about a wide range of phenomena. The results of this work is the subject of reports, presentations and technical papers. The reports and presentations are useful in making decisions at public and private organizations. The technical papers are published in international journals, and are presented in professional conferences around the world.

The fields in which our graduates can have a career include:

  •   Doing research and teaching in geosciences.
  •   Assessment and mitigation of natural risks such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, climatic phenomena, etc.
  •   Responsible and efficient exploration and exploitation of mining and hydrocarbon resources.
  •   Paleontology, searching and studying fossils.
  •  Planetary sciences.
  •   Oceanic sciences.






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