B.Sc. On Campus

Geological Sciences

University of Texas at Austin

48 months
41982 USD/year
41982 USD/year
11710 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Geological Sciences BSc program from University of Texas at Austin offers options in: General Geology, Teaching, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Hydrogeology and Geophysics.


The Geological Sciences BSc program from University of Texas at Austin serves as a professional degree for students planning careers as geologists, geophysicists, or teachers, as well as for those planning to pursue graduate work in the geosciences or a profession such as law or business. 


Careers are available in the petroleum and related energy industries, resource evaluation, mineral exploration, geologic hazard monitoring, environmental control and reclamation, building foundation evaluation, groundwater contamination studies, soil testing, regional planning, watershed management, climate modeling, and college or secondary school teaching. Graduates may also work in state or federal agencies, in universities or museums, with consulting firms, or with service companies to the energy and mineral industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Applications in the Geosciences
  • Structural Geology
  • Earth Materials
  • Sedimentary Rocks
  • Field and Stratigraphic Methods
  • Geosciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online application
  • Application fee
  • Essay
  • Short Answers: Answer the required short answer prompts in your ApplyTexas or Coalition for College application.
  • Your high school transcript(s): If you are an international applicant, you must submit documentation showing that you have completed an accredited secondary school series equivalent to that of a U.S. high school. Submit an official record or transcript (mark sheet) that shows all your secondary school work and grades (or marks) starting with ninth grade and continuing through at least the end of 11th grade. You should also include copies of your official final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, including external exams such as the General Certificate of Education (GCE) “O” and “A” level examinations, school leaving certificates and matriculation exams.
  • Any college transcript(s)
  • Test scores
  • Permanent resident card

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    41982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20991 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    41982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20991 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5855 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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