That's what's called, according to the UCSD catalog, a physics degree with an emphasis in earth science. I want to enter the geology field, but my school doesn't offer a true geology (or geophysics) major, so I'm thinking a physics degree is a viable path towards entering that field. What kind of job opportunities are out there ? I'm trying to do some research on potential opportunities, so any feedback from you guys would be greatly appreciated. Ideally, I'd like to get into oil and gas. How do employers see a potential candidate with that type of physics degree, knowing that it's effectively a physics degree with some earth science classes. As of right now, I have all my lower division math and physics prerequisites completed. (side-note: engineering is out of the question for undergrad. ) Thanks guys.