Development of student skills and employment by graduates of the FHSU BS Geology programJohn Heinrichs, Fort Hays State University
All of our graduates with BS degrees in Geology typically find their employment in Kansas (especially in Western Kansas), Graduates of this program hold positions in Kansas at the Kansas Department of Health, the Kansas Corporation Commission, the Kansas Water Office, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and the Kansas Department of Emergency Management among others. Many graduates work for independent oil and gas companies in Kansas, and others are employed by or have founded environmental consulting companies in the state. Graduates with a paleontology focus often work in museums and/or pursue graduate study and are employed in academic institutions where they teach and conduct research. The Fort Hays State University Department of Geosciences has for the past 5 years (FY2008-FY2012) placed 36 out of 37 (97.3%) of its undergraduate students in jobs or advanced graduate programs; and 12 of 12 (100%) of its graduate MS students were placed in jobs or PhD programs. Placement data from FHSU Career Services for the BS Geology program are included below.
|Number of graduates||3||6||1||5||11|
|Employed in Major Field||1||1||1||2||4|
|Employed Outside Major Field||0||4||0||0||2|
|Not Seeking Employment||0||0||0||0||0|
|Still Seeking Employment||0||1||0||1||3|