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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Geology is the study of the earth's physical structure — its substance, history, and processes. As a student Geology program at Youngstown State University, you'll not only learn about the earth's surface but everything underneath it and how it all works together.

Within the major, you can focus on environmental geology and be involved in water and soil testing, or you may prefer the engineering side of the field and apply your expertise of rock strength to infrastructure testing and building. Whatever your career path is, the program prepares you with the knowledge and skills that industries, government, and businesses look for in employees.

Career Opportunities

  • Consol Energy
  • Noble Energy
  • Baker Hughes
  • Haywood Baker
  • Michael Baker Jr. Engineering Design

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Environmental Studies
  • Foundations of Environmental Studies Laboratory
  • Historical Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Geomorphology
  • Structural Geology
  • Structural Geology Laboratory
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Geoscience Seminar
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Geographic Information Science 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Online application form
  • A nonrefundable application fee 
  • Photocopy of passport page 
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form
  • Supporting Financial documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14899 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14899 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8899 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8899 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Youngstown

  • 787 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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