B.Sc. On Campus


Lake Superior State University

48 months
12456 USD/year
12456 USD/year
12456 USD/year
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Lake Superior State University offer a highly innovative, project-centered Geology curriculum that was developed with the financial support of the National Science Foundation. Our classes and field courses emphasize learning through active participation and hands-on experience.


Geology examines the dynamic Earth and its physical, chemical and biologic history. It involves the study of changes that are taking and have taken place and the forces that cause these changes. For example, geologists interpret the movements of the continents over geologic time and the formation of mountains, volcanoes and other features of the Earth’s surface.

Geologists attempt to understand our physical environment from which we derive most of the natural resources essential to civilization. They investigate the processes that led to the formation of mineral deposits, and oil, gas and coal. They also study environmental change throughout the history of the Earth and how those changes and the development of life are related. 

Key facts:

Geologists of Lake Superior State University attempt to predict natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides, and they are very active in modeling groundwater flow to develop water reserves for municipalities and to protect groundwater from contamination. Geologists study the natural world and apply their knowledge to achieve harmony between the human race and its environment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Physical/Historical Geology
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Structural Geology Systems
  • Geoenvironmental Systems
  • Geochemical Systems
  • Clastic Systems
  • Field Geology
  • Hydrologic Systems: Surface and Groundwater
  • Geophysical Systems
  • Carbonate Systems
  • Geology Seminar
  • Tectonic Systems
  • Advanced Field Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Admission for new freshmen and transfer students will typically close by the Friday before classes begin.


124 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Submit your online application for free!
  • Submit official transcripts.
  • Submit test scores (optional).  Test scores will be considered supplemental information and will not impact an admissions decision.
  • If you have college credit through transfer, dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or early college programming, please submit an official transcript for each college or university that you’ve attended.
  • Health Insurance Requirements (only for international students)
  • Immigration Form (I-20) (only for international students)
  • Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain an F-1 Visa from a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.  (only for international students)

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Living costs for Sault Sainte Marie

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


More than 90% of full-time students receive aid.

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 are available to high school graduates and Michigan community college graduates. Students must be admitted to LSSU by March 1 for consideration.

LSSU participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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