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Geological Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Students will learn about both the internal and surface processes acting on the earth, including the forces behind plate tectonics and its surface manifestations, earthquakes and volcanoes. The Geological Sciences student will take advantage of new and developing technologies such as the use of global positioning systems and geographic information systems (GIS) in the mapping of geologic, soil, water and other environmental features.

The  major leads to a BS degree that prepares students for graduate study in any of the geological sciences, for students who wish to qualify for a teaching certificate in Earth Science, or for students interested in the study of geology or astronomy as part of an undergraduate liberal arts education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted until the first day of class each semester. To receive full consideration for various freshman scholarships, apply by December 15. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Astrophysics
  • Current Topics in Physics
  • Earth Materials
  • Environmental Internship
  • Field Methods 1
  • Geodesy & Cartog. Principles
  • Geology of the National Parks
  • Geomorphology
  • Independent Study in Geology
  • Laboratory and Field Research
  • Land Use Planning and Mgmt
  • Principles of Organic Chem
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Topics in Environmental Sci
  • Topics in Geography
  • Topics in Physics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.   

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities.  

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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