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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Northfield, United States
The Geology major 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 major 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • General Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Geology (General Education Lab Science)
  • Composition and Literature I
  • Precalculus Mathematics (General Education Math)
  • World Literature I (General Education Literature)
  • Sophomore Seminar in Geology
  • General Chemistry II
  • Composition and Literature II
  • Introduction to Earth Evolution (General Education Lab Science)
  • Applied Calculus (General Education Math)
  • World Literature II
  • General Physics II

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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General Requirements

Required documents

  • High school transcript
  • Senior-year schedule or first-semester grades (if available)

Optional documents

  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36554 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36554 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36554 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36554 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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