B.Sc. On Campus


University of Louisiana at Lafayette

48 months
24098 USD/year
10370 USD/year
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Geology is inherently interdisciplinary at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Our undergraduate degree in geology prepares you for a wide variety of scientific and technical jobs, especially in the energy industry and in the environmental and consulting fields. 


As a Geology major from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, you can choose a concentration in petroleum geology or environmental geology to explore the fields you're really interested in.

Though geology clearly has its own unique subject matter, it also requires principles and methodologies from other sciences  — from the study of Earth to the history of life on Earth. So an understanding of geology requires a basic background in math, physics, chemistry, biology, and material science.

Career Opportunities

  • On a national scale, geology jobs are projected to grow by 35% in the next decade.  This is nearly 3 times the expected average growth rate all jobs. 
  • In Louisiana alone, there will be between 100,000 and 195,000 jobs created in fields like water management and oil/gas production over the next 20 years. 
  • Most of these jobs are high paying. 
  • The average starting salary for a petroleum geologist with a BS degree is $96,000/year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Ceology 
  • Historical Geology 
  • Mineralogy 
  • Petrology 
  • Structural Geology 
  • Field Methods 

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

  • Application for admission (submitted through online application system);
  • Non-refundable application fee (payable through online application system);
  • Chronological Record of Education detailing educational history and/or work history, if applicable;
  • Official or certified true copies of all secondary academic records, transcripts, notes, and/or mark sheets from foreign institutions and U.S. schools, if applicable;
  • Official ACT or SAT score report (sent directly from testing agency);
  • Official proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores sent directly from testing agency);
  • Confidential Financial Guarantee and supporting bank statement verifying financial support for one year.

Tuition Fee

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    24098 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24098 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    10370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10370 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lafayette

925 - 1320 USD /month
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