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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences offers the A.B. degree, the B.S. environmental track, and the B.S. geology track. Each degree provides a broad background in the various disciplines of the geosciences.

About

The department offers both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degree. The B.S. degree is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to become practicing geologists or environmental geoscientists, or who wish to pursue graduate degrees in the geosciences. One may pursue either a geology or an environmental geosciences track in the B.S. program. The A.B., in the tradition of liberal arts education, is designed to maximize flexibility for students who wish to study geology. The A.B. also is an ideal degree for students pursuing a double major; recent graduates have combined geology with areas such as Government and Law (environmental law), International Affairs, Economics (environmental management), and Chemistry among others.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The curriculum and the interests of the faculty span a wide range of topics from sedimentology, paleobiology, climate change, and geomorphology to geophysics, geochemistry, and earth materials. Field and laboratory work are integral parts of the curriculum and many opportunities exist for cooperative student-faculty research. Students have traveled as far as Alaska, Nevada, Mexico, Illinois and Cambridge, England, to perform cooperative research with Lafayette faculty, and many excellent projects also are available locally.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Official transcripts and recommendations provided by your secondary school
  • Official results of SAT or ACT scores using Lafayette SAT code 2361 and ACT code 3606.
  • SAT Subject tests. Lafayette recommends but does not require these. Prospective science and engineering majors are encouraged to take the mathematics and science tests.
  • Application fee of $65 USD, which may be submitted electronically if applying online. If you can’t afford this fee, provide a fee waiver or fee waiver request letter from your guidance counselor, school head, or other school official. Students and parents may not submit a fee waiver request directly to the College.
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  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      50400 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 50400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      50400 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 50400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Easton

    • 1584 - 2690 USD/month
      Living Costs

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