B.Sc. On Campus

Geological Sciences

University of South Carolina

48 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Geological Sciences BSc program from University of South Carolina offers a comprehensive education of all elements of earth sciences.


What to Expect

As a Geological Sciences major at the University of South Carolina, laboratory experience and field-based activities will enhance the vibrant and friendly academic environment. You will focus on the study of the Earth's dynamics and history, as well as its composition and the chemical, physical and biological changes that it undergoes. 

The department offers a broad range of specialties within geosciences such as sedimentology, stratigraphy and basin evolution; tectonics and structural geology; environmental geology and hydrogeology; igneous and metamorphic petrology; geophysics and seismology; oceanography, coastal and estuarine processes; paleoecology and paleontology; and paleoceanography and paleoclimatology.

You will also have the unique opportunity to complete a six-week field course in Colorado to get valuable hands-on experience. This opportunity synergizes your education in geology to understanding the Earth's formation in an observational setting.


The Geological Sciences BSc program from University of South Carolina can prepare you for careers in:

  • environmental consulting
  • energy industries
  • state entities such as the Department of Natural Resources, the S.C. Geological Survey and the Department of Health and Environmental Control

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Basins
  • Internal Earth
  • Mountain Building: Structure and Tectonics
  • Earth Systems Through Time
  • Surface and Near Surface Processes
  • Processes of Global Environmental Change

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

  • Completed application (including essay and activities section)
  • $65 application fee or valid fee waiver for eligible students
  • School report form
  • Unofficial high school transcript

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 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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