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Geology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Whitman offers a major in geology, geology combined with environmental studies, geology combined with physics, geology combined with biology, geology combined with chemistry, and geology combined with astronomy. In addition, students can also elect to minor in geology.


Geology courses at Whitman College explore the physical, chemical, and biological evolution of the earth from its conception to the present day. Unlike most other sciences, in which you may design an experiment to test an idea, in geology, the experiment has already been completed by the course of nature. As a geologist, you will observe and record the results, such as lava flows, glaciers, or layers of sandstone, and then infer the process responsible.


Whitman College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Physical Earth  Geologic History of the Pacific Northwest
  • Environmental Geology
  • Weather and Climate
  • Regional Geology
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Whitman has four requirements that every student, regardless of major or FY/transfer status, is required to complete: 
  • Complete 124 credits 
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average 
  • Maintain a 2.0 major grade-point average 
  • Complete distribution requirements in six separate areas

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49390 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49390 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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