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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Wheaton, IL, United States
Geology program at Wheaton College Illinois offers a general knowledge of the earth, its structure, composition, internal and external processes, and past history. Emphasis is placed upon field and laboratory investigation directed towards the development of useful skills and a grasp of basic theoretical and working concepts.  
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Geology program at Wheaton College Illinois prepare geoscientists and community leaders for a world of expanding knowledge, diminishing natural resources, and rapid environmental change. 

The programme

You will be equipped for graduate studies in earth and environmental sciences or entry-level employment in related fields including resource development, environmental management and missions/development. Most of all, we are motivated by our passion for what God has created and our commitment to biblical principles of creation care. 

Graduates become grounded in sound scientific and theological thinking, enabling them to contribute to the constructive dialog on faith and science issues in church and secular communities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring Dynamic Earth-Field 
  • Earth History and Stratigraphy. 
  • Process Geomorphology
  • Fundamentals of Mineral Science
  • General Petrology and Petrography
  • Structural Geology
  • Field Geology
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Studies in Regional Geology
  • Introduction to Soil Science
  • Physics of the Earth
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS Practicum

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Write and Submit Your Essays
  • Pay the Application Fee 
  • Official transcripts
  • Academic Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wheaton

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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