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Geology - Geoscience, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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You'll be immersed in hands-on learning within the scientific community at IUP, working directly with your professors on their research projects and going out in the field locally, regionally, and elsewhere in North America.

We offer a bachelor degree in Geology - Geoscience at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Laboratory work continues your hands-on learning. Facilities include the Structural Geology and Tectonics Laboratory, Marine Sediments Laboratories, Geochemistry Research Laboratory,  Paleontology Research Laboratory,  Planetary Science Laboratory, and IUP Planetarium. 

A range of courses will introduce you to the variety of subdisciplines in geology, including oceanography/marine geology, volcanology, climate change, paleontology, geophysics, and astronomy.

You'll become a well-trained, professional geologist able to compete well in the job market, and you'll have the necessary allied science and mathematics background to qualify for admission to the geology graduate program of your choice.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Student Chapter

  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. 
  • SEG fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. 
  • SEG encourages its members to learn about the newest technologies by sponsoring speakers, publishing new theories in periodicals and other formats, and organizing continuing education classes around the world.  

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Geology
  • Quantitative Methods in the Geosciences
  • Surficial Processes
  • Mineralogy and Petrology 
  • Field Geology 
  • Environmental Geology

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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