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Geology and Geosciences, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cedarville, OH, United States
Cedarville’s distinctly Christian B.S. in geology degree — one of just a few geology programs at a Christian university in the U.S. — will equip you with the laboratory, field, and critical thinking skills needed to work in the diverse field of geology. Our graduates have excelled in a wide variety of field camps, graduate schools, and employment in both secular and Christian environments.

Overview

  • Broad curriculum — You will be able to study physical geology, a more traditional geology curriculum that includes a summer field camp, and geoscience, which will prepare you for a career in the growing field of environmental geology.
  • Rigorous, Interdisciplinary — You’ll take courses in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, and biology and be exposed to physical and historical geology, invertebrate paleontology, philosophy of science, mineralogy, petrology, geomorphology, environmental geology, structural geology, geology readings, field camp, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, soils, stratigraphy, and sedimentology and a course that will help prepare you for the Professional Geology (PG) licensure exam. You will also take geographic information systems because of its wide use in many geologic disciplines.
  • Well-rounded — Whether you prefer the challenges in industry, government, teaching, or research, your geology degree from Cedarville will prepare you for graduate school or a career. We try to match your career goals with individualized mentoring and career guidance. Laboratory and field experiences, combined with classroom lectures, give you the well-rounded education that is expected of quality geology programs.
  • Biblical — You will learn how science and Scripture intersect through a variety of courses that integrate the Bible and geology. You will study geology from both biblical and evolutionary perspectives, which will help you develop exceptional critical thinking skills.
  • Experienced faculty — You learn from faculty members who have taught, researched, published, and worked in government, academia, and industry. They belong to the major secular and creation geological societies, and they lead trips to the major geological sites of North America.
  • State-of-the-art equipment — You will learn in state-of-the-art lab facilities using hi-tech equipment. You will  work with groundwater monitoring equipment, professional microscopes, rock saws, paleontological preparation equipment, 3-D printers, and GIS software. The program also owns three drones, which you will learn to fly and use for various types of geological research and monitoring.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International applicants do have a final deadline of May 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Geology
  • Philosophy of Science and Research Methods in Geology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete the application and essay.
  • Ensure that your name is typed in the top right corner of the essay.
  • Complete the internship questionnaire and bring the completed form to the office of international programs.
  • Bring the completed application and essay to the office of international programs.
  • Submit the reference form to a faculty member to complete and return to the office of international programs.
  • Print out your transcript from CedarInfo and submit it with your application.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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