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Beyond the Classroom


In addition to our academic programs, we offer undergraduate students a range of internship, research and field study opportunities. Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience for students seeking to prepare themselves for employment upon graduation. With many governmental agencies and environmental-based research and consulting firms in the state, students have a diverse range of opportunities to choose from.

Learn more about Bridgewater’s internship program

Undergraduate Research

Geological Sciences faculty are actively engaged in both laboratory and field-study research; the department is committed to providing undergraduate students the opportunity to perform research with a faculty mentor. Students may have the opportunity to present their work at professional conferences organized by both regional and national geologic organizations. In recent years, students have presented their research at conferences hosted by leading professional societies in the field, including the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America. These experiences help propel our students into rewarding careers and excellent graduate programs.

Learn more about undergraduate research at Bridgewater. 

Student Academic Clubs

The Bridgewater State University Geological Society is for students who are actively interested in the field of geology. The student-led Society sponsors regional, national and international field trips, as well as a range of social, academic and professional resources for members. These include career and graduate school information sessions, a lecture series, study groups and more. Students may also qualify for Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national earth science honor society.