48 months
20822 USD/year
19822 USD/year
6002 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Geology program at Southern Utah University  strive to provide students at Southern Utah University with excellence in earth science education.


Our integrated efforts are directed toward those methods that produce the best possible educational experience. The primary goal of the geology faculty is to ensure academic excellence while demanding integrity and building self-esteem in our students. Specifically, our mission is to foster a positive learning environment which serves a variety of needs, including:

  • Preparation of students who choose to pursue graduate studies in geology;
  • Preparation of students to directly enter the work force;
  • Preparation of students who choose to pursue careers in areas other than science (i.e. business or law), but need a broadly based background in geology as a foundation for those pursuits;
  • Preparation of students who choose a career in earth science education; and
  • Preparation of students choosing physical science general education courses to be more knowledgeable citizens by providing a quality educational experience. The geology area carries out its role through application of, and involvement with, the basic principles of science and by instilling understanding and appreciation of scientific methodologies.

Program Learning Outcomes of the Geology program at Southern Utah University

  • Demonstrate geologic knowledge of the physical and natural world.
  • Demonstrate integrative learning through teamwork, problem solving, inquiry, and analysis.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in geological field and lab skills.
  • Demonstrate written and oral scientific communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geology
  • Dinosaurs and the History of Life 
  • Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Hazards
  • Geology of National Parks 
  • How the Earth Works
  • Physical Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application - pay required $60 application fee (U.S. currency only), $35 for returning students
  • English Proficiency - Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first language is not English
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each high school, college, and university attended must be submitted
  • Passport - Please provide a copy of the photo page of your passport
  • Finances - International students are required to demonstrate that funds are available for the first year of study

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10411 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9911 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3001 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Cedar City

870 - 1505 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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