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Geology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Geology is the study of the structure and origin of the earth, and the processes that shape its interior and surface. You will learn about how different Earth systems operate and interact to shape our environment and provide the resources that sustain society.

Your coursework will include background in basic sciences, and geology courses that provide hands-on experience with microscopes, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and equipment used to monitor Earth processesand image Earth’s subsurface. Your geology courses will also include numerous field trips and exercises, both in the Midwest and in geologically-rich, northwest Wyoming where Iowa State has a permanent field station.

A degree in geology will prepare you for a wide variety of career opportunities, including the oil and gas industry; federal, state, and local environmental agencies; environmental consulting firms; the mining industry; GIS analysis; and geoscience education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Water Resources of the World
  • Geology for Engineers and Environmental Scientists
  • Independent Study
  • Cooperative Education
  • Summer Field Studies
  • Geology Field Course
  • Mineralogy and Earth Materials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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