Bachelor On Campus

Geological Sciences

University of Kentucky

48 months
31608 USD/year
31608 USD/year
12610 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Geological Sciences encompass a variety of types of studies of the Earth, including composition, structure, prehistoric life, internal and surfical processes, and geological history. The Geological Sciences BA/BSc program is offered at University of Kentucky.


These studies have applications in the discovery and use of mineral resources, fuels, and water; in protection of the environment; and in planning for natural limitations (earthquakes, landslides, resources, etc.) on societal development. The Geological Sciences BA/BSc program is offered at University of Kentucky.


  • Grow Your Future

The median pay for geoscientists in the US in 2012 was $90,890. Jobs in geoscience are expected to grow at the rate of 16% through 2022. (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics) Jobs in the geosciences accepted by students with bachelor’s degrees include those in Oil & Gas (36%), Environmental Services (21%), Mining (11%), Government (11%), and K-12 Education (4%).(Source: Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates, 2013. American Geosciences Institute).

Career opportunities in Geological Sciences:
  • petroleum geologist
  • hydrogeologist
  • engineering geologist
  • environmental geologist
  • geophysicist
  • economic geologist
  • geomorphologist
  • paleoclimatologist
  • volcanologist
  • seismologist
  • geochemist
  • glaciologist
  • mineralogist
  • sedimentologist
  • cartographer
  • paleontologist
  • petrologist
  • stratigrapher
  • planetary geologist
  • land-use technician
  • surveyor
  • government
  • consulting firms
  • museums

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geology
  • Regional Historical Geology 
  • Minerology 
  • Structural Geology 
  • Sedimentary Geology
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 

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

  • Complete UK International Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  • $60 Application processing fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts in English
  • English proficiency
  • Optional tests: ACT / SAT (M+CR) Scores: ACT school code: 1554 | SAT school code - 1837. Required for engineering programs and scholarships

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31608 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31608 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12610 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 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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