48 months
47500 USD/year
47500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Geology at California Lutheran University you'll learn how our planet and its life forms have changed through time.


At Geology at California Lutheran University you'll work closely with other related disciplines—chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and geography—as you expand your knowledge on exploring for energy and economic resources, analyzing geologic hazards, and mitigating the human impact on the environment.

Meaningful research that connects to your future

Doing research in a field you are passionate about gives you valuable and relevant experience for your future career. Prior student research projects have included:

  • A study of the Miocene Ricardo Formation in Red Rock Canyon State Park by a student who now works as an exploration geologist for Exxon/Mobil.
  • A study of the vertebral column of the beaked whale Mesoplodon europaeus by a student who is now pursuing a Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology at the University of Michigan.

Your Future

Along with being accepted in graduate schools around the country, many Cal Lutheran geology majors have entered careers in petroleum geology, geophysics and the environmental geology fields.

In both the public and private sectors, geologists are hired to study groundwater pollution, earthquake hazards and landslides. They also work in the mining and petroleum industries, or in research laboratories.

Career paths:

  • Geologist
  • Staff Geologist
  • Geological Technician
  • Senior Geologist
  • Project Manager
  • Sample Catcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Historical Geology Lab.
  • The Oceans
  • Environmental Science
  • Dinosaurs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    47500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for California

1570 - 2658 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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