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

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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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.


Geologists are among the primary workers engaged in studying and protecting the Earth's environment
Students in the B.S. Earth and Space Sciences-Geology track 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.

Career Opportunities

From mineral and energy exploration, to monitoring of volcanoes and landslides, to environmental protection and regulation; geologists are employed in a wide variety of fields across the globe. Many geologists work in the fields of energy and mineral exploration, where salaries are the most lucrative. Other geologists work to protect society from volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, and floods. Some geologists study Earth history in order to understand changes in life, climate and other Earth systems through time. A significant number of geologists work to protect society from environmental degradation, including soil and water pollution, and are employed in both the private and public sector. Many of these geologists are employed as environmental scientists, which along with geoscientists are consistently ranked among the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. economy by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  •  Principles of Chemistry 1
  •  Principles of Chemistry 2
  •  Physical Geology
  •  Principles of Physics 1
  •  Principles of Physics 2
  •  Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
  •  Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
  •  Principles of Biology
  •  Environmental Studies
  • Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
  • Descriptive Astronomy Lab
  •  Intro Geo-sciences 2: Historical Geology
  • The Fossil Record Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
  •  Sedimentary Geology
  •  Mineralogy
  •  Structural Geology
  •  Environmental Geology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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

  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 for those who have not attended college/ university is required. 
  • A minimum college/ university GPA of 2.0 for those who have attended college/ university and eligibility to return, is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9222 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2613 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2613 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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