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Earth and Space Science - Geology Track, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Columbus, GA, United States
We offer a Earth and Space Science - Geology Track at Columbus State University. Geology encompasses the study of minerals, rocks, ancient life and Earth history, earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, coastal erosion, tsunami, mountain belts, economic resources, landslides, environmental pollution and water resources. 
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Geologists are, in fact, among the primary workers engaged in studying and protecting the Earth's environment

Students in the B.S. Earth and Space Science - Geology Track from Columbus State University take fundamental coursework in the fields of mineralogy and petrology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics, hydrology and geochemistry, geomorphology, paleontology, paleoclimate and environmental geology. 

Most courses include a laboratory, and many include a field component. In preparation for upper level geology coursework, students take one year of chemistry and physics courses, as well as calculus. Interested students may have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research with geology faculty.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.S. Earth and Space Science program, Geology track, will be able to:

  • identify and describe fundamental earth materials (e.g. rocks and minerals), explain the internal and surficial processes by which they form, and utilize this knowledge to solve basic geologic problems.
  • describe the major fossil groups present in the geologic record, how these organisms relate to events in geological time, and will be able to utilize this information to interpret ancient environments and the evolution of life on our planet.
  • describe internal Earth processes (i.e. Plate Tectonics) that produce deformation of rock and large scale tectonic features on our planet, and will be able to utilize this information to solve problems in structural geology.
  • describe the interactions between Earth processes and Human societies, including using Earth's geological resources (e.g. water, fossil fuels) and managing Earth's natural and man-made hazards, and will be able to use this information to solve problems related to the Human environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
  • Sedimentary Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Structural Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Geomorphology

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit Application Fee
  • Academic Transcripts: Applicants who have graduated from a non U.S. accredited high school or attended a non U.S. accredited college/ university must provide a professional transcript evaluation by a NACES evaluator or Lisano International. We recommend using Josef Silny or World Education Services (WES). Official transcripts from any U.S. college/university attended must be submitted.
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7712 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2185 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 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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