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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Evansville, WI, United States
If you have an inquisitive passion for nature and the outdoors, a desire to understand the natural wonders of Earth, and/or a concern for responsible stewardship of global natural resources, then pursuing a geology degree at USI might be right for you. 


At USI, you will have the opportunity to work with faculty members on hands-on research, to present your ideas at conferences, and to travel on excursions to unique geological locales, such as to the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, or the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

The USI Geology Program provides numerous Departmental scholarships to students and facilitates internships with local companies. Geology is unique in that it combines aspects of biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics, providing a background that is useful for almost any career path. Geology majors at USI are provided with analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills that are desired by employers and splendidly prepares those interested in pursuing an advanced degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Geology 
  • Geology of America's National Parks
  • Historical Geology 
  • Intermediate Geology
  • Mineralogy 
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 
  • Paleontology 
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 
  • Structural Geology
  • Advanced Environmental Geology 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Each freshman applicant is reviewed on an individual basis and is evaluated on the following areas from his/her high school transcript:

  • four years of English
  • three to four years of laboratory science
  • three years of social studies
  • three to four years of mathematics

The Admission Committee also considers:

  • SAT and/or ACT composite scores
  • academic achievement (grade point average, class rank, coursework)
  • extra-curricular involvement
  • recommendations from counselors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    234 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evansville

  • 1213 - 2020 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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