B.Sc. On Campus


Wilkes University

48 months
37622 USD/year
37622 USD/year
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The Earth is your classroom as a Geology major at Wilkes University ! You will learn in the field, side-by-side with your professors, travel across the U.S. and Canada, and develop skills that are valued by employers and necessary for professional licensure.


Why Study Geology at Wilkes University ?

As a geology major, you’ll work closely with professors to analyze sedimentary rocks to reconstruct past climate conditions, investigate water resources and their impact on communities, discover and map natural hazards, and utilize advanced technologies to examine subsurface materials and structures to characterize pollution and environmental site conditions.

Our Geology program is designed to prepare students for professional licensure. Built on a foundation of diverse coursework, our curriculum provides an excellent foundation in a variety of Geology subdisciplines. You will be prepared to address societally relevant topics, such as climate change, water resources, soil/water contamination, and the exploration and sustainable extraction of mined resources while using modern techniques that include data analytics.

What Will You Learn as a Geology Student?

  • Learn to identify Earth materials and analyze forces that act within the Earth to produce major features of the Earth’s crust, and understand the processes that sculpt the Earth’s surface.
  • You’ll know how to identify and recognize resources that are vital to modern societies and apply this knowledge to solve industrial and societal problems.
  • In addition to traditional Geology courses, the curriculum includes topics such as hydrogeology, paleoclimatology, climate modeling, applied geophysics, geographic information Science, remote sensing, and more.
  • Mapping, topography, watersheds, natural hazards and more are taught using physical models, such as a stream table, or a 3D augmented reality sandbox — a dynamic educational tool that uses motion sensors and specialized software to map elevation contour lines onto the sand in real-time.
  • You will use the scientific method (observation, data collection, analysis and interpretation) to solve Earth system issues.
  • Develop skills to effectively communicate with different audiences through a diverse range of communication methods, learn problem-solving skills and interdisciplinary thinking, and the ability to recognize patterns and understand complex systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elements & Compounds
  • The Chemical Reaction
  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Solid Earth Energy & Mineral resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National Students : Wilkes University considers applications on a rolling basis. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official High School Transcript(s) (in English). Original or certified true copy of the secondary school record.The academic report should include a list of subjects studied, a qualitative rating on a course-by-course basis and an overall rating
  • International students must present a sufficient English Language proficiency score to enroll as an undergraduate student.
  • Financial verification
  • Students must submit the main page of the passport with picture

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37622 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    37622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37622 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilkes Barre

1000 - 1500 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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