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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Northfield, United States
The Geology major at Norwich University provides a broad background in the physical sciences, with a strong focus on geology and its pivotal role in understanding our environment. Our graduates enter graduate school for continuing education, or move into the workforce prepared to contribute as leaders addressing the many local and global issues facing society.
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The Geology major at Norwich University emphasizes experiential learning through field studies and outdoor education. Courses include real projects and original research participation. The program is enriched through department field trips across New England, eastern Canada, and the western United States. All Geology majors take a pair of capstone courses involving an original research project and a seminar designed to synthesize their education and tie scientific thought to issues in society.

Students majoring in Geology have access to equipment for analyses of ground and surface water, soil, sediment, and rock. This equipment enables terrestrial and lake coring, collection of hydro-geochemical data, determination of sediment characteristics, subsurface studies, geological mapping, and more. Specific analytical tools include X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope, and inductively coupled plasma spectrophotometer. The program also has a range of geophysical exploration equipment, including a gravity meter, seismographs, electromagnetometers, a magnetometer, and ground penetrating radar instruments.


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Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Chemistry 
  • Introduction to Geology (General Education Lab Science)
  • Composition and Literature 
  • Precalculus Mathematics (General Education Math)
  • World Literature I (General Education Literature)
  • Sophomore Seminar in Geology
  • Introduction to Earth Evolution (General Education Lab Science)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Complete your Application to Norwich.
  • Secondary school  transcripts.
  • If you have graduated, or are on track to graduate, from a US accredited school abroad with English as the medium of instruction.
  • If you have graduated, or are on track to graduate, from a secondary school in the US that you attended for a minimum of one year that included at least one unit of college preparatory English.
  • If you have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the US or have completed at least 12 or more credits at an accredited institution of higher education in the US
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40608 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40608 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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