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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cortland, NY, United States
Geologists find the natural resources we need and protect the environment on which we depend. As a geology major, you’ll learn about the natural workings of our home planet and develop an appreciation for its rich geological history. Prepare yourself for entry into a geoscience career or graduate school, and come discover the Earth at SUNY Cortland.
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Overview

This liberal arts major in the Geology Department provides a solid foundation in the geological sciences. The program is designed to prepare students for licensure as professional geologists as well as meet entrance requirements of graduate programs in geology. The program is registered with the New York State Education Department as a licensure qualifying program for the profession of Geologist.

What will you Learn?

  • Study the composition, structure, processes and history of Earth
  • Fieldwork and hands-on learning are infused throughout the program
  • Learn research skills for modern geology
  • Develop writing and presentation skills for professional development
  • Take course work in related math and sciences

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 included:

  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • Complete the FSA-2, Autobiographical Essay
  • Submit official transcripts from your secondary school
  • Submit a photocopy of the information page from your current passport
  • Submit documentation of English proficiency if English is not your native language.  
  • Complete the FSA-4, International Student Financial Statement
  • Submit the required verification documents to support the financial statement
  • Submit the SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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