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Geology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hamilton, NY, United States
Geology programme of Colgate University focuses on the scientific study of Earth materials, such as minerals, rocks, and fossils, as well as Earth-observing data derived from satellites, geophysical instruments, and models. 
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Geology is the study of the Earth through time, from its surface environments to its deep interior. It is a multi-disciplinary science that explores the physical and chemical nature of the Earth, the evolution and impact of life on our planet, and how global processes operate both now and in the past. 

Introductory courses of Geology programme of Colgate University are designed to contribute significantly to a liberal arts education and an understanding of Earth and the environment. Advanced courses are more focused and provide the highest possible level of general and pre-professional training for majors.


Majors in geology or environmental geology provide students with the opportunity to pursue careers in the geological and environmental sciences, business, and education, as well as government and public service. Upon graduation, many geology majors attend graduate school in geology, hydrology, oceanography, environmental sciences, and environmental policy and law. Other graduates go directly into a wide spectrum of employment situations, including business, environmental consulting, teaching, administration in schools and museums, and mineral resources and petroleum-related jobs.

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:

  • Evolution of Planet Earth
  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry 
  • Paleontology of Marine Life
  • Sedimentology and Surficial Processes
  • Tectonics and Earth Structure
  • Environmental Economic Geology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee 
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Official high school transcript
  • High school senior grades
  • Official standardized testing scores (optional for all fall 2021 applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    59655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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