B.A. On Campus


Occidental College

48 months
55980 USD/year
55980 USD/year
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Geology examines our natural world, studying problems that range in scale from a single mineral grain to the entire solar system. Geology program from Occidental College tackles topics such as earthquakes, climate change, the formation of continents and oceans, resource development, the hydrosphere and the origins of life. 


Geology  program  from Occidental College  offers you an understanding of the Earth, the processes that affect its surface and interior, its formation and evolution through time, and its function as the physical environment for the living world. Drawing on the tools of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography and environmental science, you’ll learn through a blend of inquiry-based classroom, lab and field experiences. You’ll also benefit from the unparalleled natural laboratory of Southern California.


As a geology major, you can choose a concentration in environmental science, exploring earth processes and ecosystems to develop the skills needed to analyze and solve environmental problems. The geology program emphasizes articulating ideas orally, graphically, and in writing, which positions you well for graduate school and many other careers. You might work as an environmental consultant, NASA scientist, teacher, planner, park ranger, or petroleum geologist. Other geology graduates have gone into law, architecture and medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth: Our Environment 
  • Earth and the Human Future 
  • Global Geophysics and Tectonics 
  • Advanced Field Mapping 
  • Petrology 
  • Sedimentary Geology 
  • Earth's Climate: Past and Future 
  • Paleomagnetism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Oxy's Required Short Answer Questions
    • School Report
    • Counselor Recommendation forms
    • $65 application fee or fee waiver
    • Official transcript
    • Standardized test scores are optional for Fall 2021 applicants. 
    • Midyear report after your first term of senior year.
    • Two letters of recommendation from teachers (in core academic subjects). Ideally, we’d like letters from 10th- to 12th-grade classes.

Tuition Fee

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    55980 USD/year
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  • National

    55980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 55980 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Glendale

1370 - 2530 USD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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