Bachelor's Degree Program
Earn your degree in geological engineering in a hands-on, ABET-accredited program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. One of only a handful of geological engineering programs in the United States, we are the only program in the nation that focuses on issues specific to the Arctic.
This is an ideal engineering degree if you want to be outside conducting field work. With numerous laboratory and field experiences built in to the curriculum, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn. We also offer an excellent summer field program for geological engineers.
At UAF, you’ll have exciting cross disciplinary learning opportunities between the geological engineering and mining departments. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers across the state for their unique training in the geological hazards of Alaska.
What Is Geological Engineering?
Geological engineering integrates geology and engineering concepts to mitigate geohazards like landslides, ensure safe construction at a site, find and manage groundwater and locate mineral resources. Geological engineers are also interested in what the terrain can tell us about the stability of the soil or rock underneath.
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Why Study Geological Engineering at UAF?
Geological engineering is a unique degree program that offers small class lectures by award-winning faculty, and hands-on field and laboratory experiences. These are some of the opportunities you can look forward to as a geological engineering major at UAF.
Geological Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
What Can You Do With a Degree in Geological Engineering?
Earn your bachelor’s in geological engineering at UAF and get an edge in the job market. Alaska has the second highest concentration of mining and geological engineering jobs of any state in the nation, and we provide the training to set you apart in this market.
Our students enjoy an extremely high employment rate after graduation. In fact, all of our graduates in recent years are either employed or in graduate school.
We also provide our graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a variety of other fields related to geological engineering.
Geological Engineering Degree Requirements
The geological engineering curriculum explores topics related to mineral and energy exploration, engineering site selection, construction material production and groundwater and geo-environmental engineering. The program integrates classroom lessons, lab and field experiences and research with an emphasis on Alaska, the North and its diverse peoples.
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