Geology, B.Sc. | Iowa State University | Ames, United States
48 months
Duration
26930 USD/year
25162 USD/year
8678 USD/year
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About

The bachelor of science major in Geology at Iowa State University prepares the student for a professional career and/or graduate study in the geological sciences. Graduates work to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. 

Overview

About this Degree

They are able to apply their knowledge of forces and factors that shape the Earth to reconstruct past environments and anticipate future problems. Graduates provide essential information for solving problems for resource management, environmental protection, and public health, safety, and welfare. 

They work as consultants on engineering and environmental problems, explorers for new minerals and hydrocarbon resources, researchers, staff members in state and U.S. geological surveys, government regulators, teachers, writers, editors, and museum curators. 

Geology graduates from Iowa State University are able to integrate field and laboratory data and to prepare reports. They are able to make presentations that include maps and diagrams that illustrate the results of their studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mineralogy and Earth Materials
  • Laboratory in Mineralogy and Earth Materials
  • Optical Mineralogy
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Geological Mapping and Field Methods
  • Sedimentary Geology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Iowa State operates on rolling admission. We strongly recommend that you apply at least six to eight weeks in advance.

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ACT composite (or converted SAT) score x 3+
  • Cumulative GPA x 30
  • Number of years of high school core courses x 5
  • In addition to the high school course requirements listed above, students applying for admission to the College of Engineering must complete two years of a single foreign language. Students applying for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete a third year of social studies and two years of a single foreign language.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) applicants are welcome to enroll at Iowa State University. The specific GED score requirements for admission depend upon when the GED test was taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13465 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    25162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12581 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4339 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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