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Qualities and skills of an geologist

  • Ability to work with a team
  • Communication and quantitative skills (PUL*)
  • Critical thinking & problem solving (PUL*)
  • Detail-oriented
  • Inquisitive
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Integration and application of knowledge (PUL*)
  • Observational and investigative skills
  • Physical stamina for fieldwork
  • Professional values & ethics (PUL*)
  • Understanding of relationships, interactions and patterns

*PUL = Principles of Undergraduate Learning define a set of abilities and skills that undergraduate students are expected to master. They reflect the expertise that graduate and professional schools and the workforce are seeking.