B.Sc. On Campus

Geological Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

48 months
29298 USD/year
27580 USD/year
8864 USD/year
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Emphasis areas at the bachelor of science level in environmental protection and hazardous waste management, groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport, engineering geology and natural resources, and quarry engineering. The Geological Engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology is offered under the department of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering.


Geological Engineering - we care about the earth! We care for the earth, its resources and its inhabitants.

Geological engineers apply their engineering skills to projects which protect and preserve the earth and the environment in which we live. Do you like working outdoors? Do you enjoy solving problems using your skills and creativity? Do you like helping people and the environment? Then you may be a good candidate for geological engineering!

Geological engineers work on a variety of projects that involve the earth and its resources. For example, a geological engineer may be involved in the design of a project to protect wetlands. A geological engineer may be involved in the cleanup of lead contaminated soil which threatens peoples' homes. Geological engineers may develop safe drinking water supplies in parts of the world where infant mortality is many times higher than it is in the United States. Geological engineers work on protecting infrastructure like bridges, buildings and utilities from earthquake damage. Geological engineers evaluate the use of naturally-occurring materials like clay to prevent the spread of subsurface contamination. Geological engineers are interested in the development of renewable energy resources to conserve traditional sources of energy. Geological engineers work with the environment to improve conditions for everyone and the world around us.

The curriculum for geological engineers includes the familiar engineering subjects like math, chemistry, physics and mechanics. However, geological engineers also take courses that are focused on the earth - its soil, rock and fluids; these courses frequently include field work! Of course, geological engineers also are well-trained in engineering design and such design courses typical focus on projects that help people and society through careful consideration of where, when, and how the earth's resources are utilized.


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical and Environmental Geology Laboratory I
  • Physical and Environmental Geology 
  • Geological Engineering in Popular Media 
  •  Mathematical Concepts for Military Engineers
  •  Humanitarian Engineering and Science Colloquium
  • Civic Engagement
  • Calculus For Engineers II
  • Principles Of Geological Engineering
  • Geology and Engineering of Ancient and Modern Peru

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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128 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English: 4 units, one of which may be speech or debate; two units emphasizing composition or writing skills. Acceptable courses may be English 9, 10, 11, 12; English Literature; Speech; Debate; Journalism; etc.
  • Mathematics: 4 units (Algebra I and higher). Acceptable courses may be Algebra I, Algebra II/Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Math Analysis, etc.
  • Social Studies: 3 units. Acceptable courses may be World History, American History, Government, Principles of Democracy, etc.
  • Science: 3 units, one of which must be a laboratory course. Acceptable courses may be Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, etc.
  • Fine Arts: 1 unit. Acceptable courses may be Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Painting/Drawing, etc.
  • Foreign Language: 2 units, same language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29298 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29298 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    27580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8864 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Missouri City

1036 - 1920 USD /month
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