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Geoscience, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Utica, NY, United States
Geoscience is a broad, interdisciplinary field comprising geology as well as aspects of ocean science, atmospheric science, planetary science, and environmental science. 

Overview

Utica College offers both B.S. and B.A. degrees in Geoscience. The B.S. affords greater depth in geoscience and the other physical sciences and is designed to prepare students to work in applied earth and environmental science or pursue graduate studies in geoscience or related disciplines. Students interested in teaching should see also the Programs in Education.

  • Be able to explain the fundamentals of the Theory of Plate Tectonics, including its causes and its effects, and the evidence that supports its occurrence. In addition, be aware of and be able to describe aspects of Plate Tectonic Theory about which there is uncertainty and/or disagreement.
  • Be able to explain how earth processes and materials impact human society, and how activities of human society impact the earth and environment. Be able to describe several examples of each - and explain them in detail.
  • Be able to explain what historical science is and why it is performed. Understand how modern day processes can be used to reconstruct the processes and events of Earth’s past including, but not limited to, utilizing experimental data obtained under a wide range of temperature, pressure, and fluid compositions that are then compared to ancient rocks.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Oceanography 
  • Physical Geology 
  • Historical Geology 
  • Mineralogy 
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics 
  • Geoscience Seminar and Current Topics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts (mark sheets) of all secondary and post secondary academic work sent by the school (in English along with an explanation of the grading system)
  • One letter of recommendation.
  • Offical examination results for school finishing or leaving examinations.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • Complete at least 16 units of secondary school credit.
  • Receive a diploma from an accredited secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20127 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20127 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Utica

  • 854 - 1870 USD/month
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