• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Department of Earth Sciences

Areas of study can include (but are not limited to): climate studies, energy resources, engineering geology, environmental geochemistry, geochemistry, geoinformatics (including GIS), geomorphology, geoscience education, hydrogeology, isotope geochemistry, medical geology, mineralogy, oceanography, paleontology, petrology, petroleum geology, planetary geology, sedimentology, seismology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology.

Students at the Geology program offered by University of Arkansas at Little Rock will learn to relate these areas of study to understanding the Earth, and how Earth processes affect and are affected by humanity. Students are encouraged to obtain a scientific understanding of earth systems on a global scale.

The Earth Sciences provide career opportunities for employment in industry, government, and teaching. Students interested in this area of study are urged to consult the departmental faculty regarding curricular plans and career goals. The department also offers minors in Geology and Environmental Geology. Departmental faculty also advise graduate students in the Applied Sciences graduate program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical Geology
  • Historical Geology Laboratory
  • Field Geology I
  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Structural Geology
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Senior Seminar
  • Field Geology II
  • Hydrogeology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements international

  • Online Application Form with $40 Application Fee
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Immigration Verification Form with Demonstration of Financial Support
  • Upon arrival students must also submit immunization records during a Health Screening
Admission requirements national
  • Official current high school transcript: for early admission if you’re still in high school
  • Official high school transcript with graduation date listed: required for all freshmen
  • Official ACT, SAT, Compass or Accuplacer test scores: scores cannot be more than 5 years old, Accuplacer scores cannot be more than 4 years old
  • Proof of two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21693 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21693 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21693 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9438 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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