48 months
16499 USD/year
16499 USD/year
6995 USD/year
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The Geology program at California State University East Bay offers the student a greater degree of flexibility and may be more appropriate for those who do not plan to become certified professional geologists or pursue graduate study.


The undergraduate Geology program at California State University East Bay emphasize field and laboratory training. Many opportunities for field and laboratory research exist throughout northern California and elsewhere. Our B.S. and B.A. program reflects departmental expertise by focusing on near-surface processes, hazards and resources, and concentrates on issues of regional and local importance to our community. 

Rigorous coursework is augmented by embedded and sequential field experiences that integrate classroom concepts in natural laboratories. Seminars and topical courses address diverse subjects, for example: geochemical evolution of groundwater, natural tracers of geologic processes, tectonic geomorphology, earthquake hazards, bay area tectonics, near-surface geophysics, and modern depositional environments. We maintain strong connections with East Bay Regional Parks, the California Environmental Protection Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Ames, the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a BS/BA in Geology will be able to:

Develop foundational knowledge in geologic materials, processes & time

  • Identify and classify geologic materials and know their material and/or biological properties or characteristics.
  • Recognize and understand the fundamental geological processes, distribution of natural resources, the magnitude and importance of geologic time, and its role in geologic processes and evolution.
  • Understand and apply basic principles of chemistry and physics to geologic issues.

Develop fundamental geological field and laboratory skills and computer competence

  • Identify and classify, in the field, basic geologic materials, including minerals, rocks, fossils, structures, and landforms.
  • Collect, describe and organize samples of geologic materials in support of field investigations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry 
  • Elementary Physics 
  • Elementary Physics Laboratory 
  • College Chemistry
  • Physics: Force, Mass and Motion 
  • Physics: Heat, Sound, Electricity and Magnetism 
  • Physics: Light and Modern Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants that have academic records from outside of the U.S. will be required to submit an unofficial English language translation, if the original language transcript is not in English.
  • Academic records (transcripts and degree certificates, if applicable) must be prepared in the native language and accompanied by complete, literal English translations prepared by the university’s authorized official, such as the Registrar, Rector, or Recorder.
  • If your studies were in the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum program, please submit your school transcripts for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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    16499 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6995 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6995 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 USD /month
Living costs

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