B.Sc. On Campus


University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The B.S. degree in Geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington focuses on scientific study of Earth; common rocks and minerals, processes that form and alter basic Earth materials, and key events in the geologic evolution of the planet. 


Specifically, the B.S. in Geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed for students intending to pursue advanced studies in geology or who intend to pursue licensure as a professional geologist. Because geology continues to become more integrative, technical and global in its approach, the B.S. in geology program encourages students to develop basic proficiencies in mathematics, chemistry, and physics in addition to effective oral and written communication skills including computer literacy.

Student Learning Outcomes for the B.S. degree in Geology

1: Students should understand and be able to apply the scientific method to geologic problems

2: Students should demonstrate the ability to:

  • critically read,
  • logically evaluate, and
  • effectively communicate geological data, problems, and issues

3: Students should be able to identify and describe:

  • Common rocks and minerals
  • Processes that form and later basic Earth Materials
  • Key events in the evolution of the Earth

4: Students must

  • analyze and interpret geological data in both laboratory and field settings,
  • apply practical methods and techniques, and
  • integrate their knowledge of mathematics and other natural sciences to evaluate arguments, and solve problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Geology
  • The Earth Through Time
  • Mineralogy
  • General Petrology
  • Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application.
    • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
    • Essay & short answer
    • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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