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General Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Radford, VA, United States
The General Geology program at Radford University is designed for students who wish a broad, traditional overview of geology as an academic discipline. Students are encouraged to use electives to gain competency in particular topics.
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Overview

Extending this General Geology degree

  • You can convert your 3-year degree into a 4-year degree by spending an additional year on an industrial placement or overseas, before returning to Leeds to complete your final year of study. 

Real world learning

  • Fieldwork is an integral part of all our geography degrees - a wide range of field trips will equip you with fieldwork and teamwork skills, and you’ll have the option to focus on the topics that interest you by choosing a specialist pathway in Year 3. All compulsory fieldwork in Years 1 and 2 is funded by the School.

Career opportunities

  • Geography-Geology graduates at Radford University are highly regarded by employers for their teamwork, problem solving, IT and data handling and manipulation skills. They find jobs across a range of sectors including environmental regulation, environmental consultancy, mineral exploration, engineering geology, and the hydrocarbon/petroleum industry.

Graduate destinations

  • Up to 80% of our undergraduates secure appropriate graduate employment within six months of graduating; others go on to do further study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students fall deadline: 1 February
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Resources and Natural Hazards
  • Exploring Earth
  • The Earth Through Time
  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Structural Geology
  • Geologic Field Methods
  • Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applications for admission cannot be considered until all required documents outline in the checklist [PDF] are received by the Radford University Office of Admissions. All documents become the property of Radford University and cannot be sent elsewhere or returned.
  • All documents must be originals or certified copies that beat the original stamp and seal. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19557 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19557 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7922 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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