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Geoscience, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Utica, NY, United States
You love making new discoveries. You’re curious about the world around you and the planet we call home. You want to learn more about our natural resources — how to conserve them and use them wisely. Geoscience from Utica College may be the major for you.
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The major in Geoscience from Utica College is a broad, interdisciplinary program comprising geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science. 

UC’s expert faculty provides an extremely well-rounded understanding of the Earth and its complex systems, preparing students for a broad range of professions that address global environmental issues and related challenges. Learn more about UC’s geoscience faculty here.

Small classes so students actively participate in their learning and have abundant opportunities to interact with professors and peers. Students complete a capstone project that may be an independent research, an internship, or completion of field camp. Geology classes at UC are strongly infused with field experiences in the form of field trips during laboratories, or as larger weekend trips to Vermont and the Adirondacks.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of UC's geoscience program enter an expanding market for their skills, with above average job growth predicted for positions in:
  • Hydrology
  • Environmental Science
  • Oil & Gas Exploration and Development
  • Resource Management
  • Education

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Oceanography 
  • Physical Geology 
  • Historical Geology 
  • Mineralogy 
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work along with an explanation of the grading system (in English)
  • Tests of English language proficiency
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21560 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 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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