B.Sc. On Campus

Geology (Ocean and Earth Science)

Old Dominion University

48 months
1032 USD/credit 30960 USD/year
1032 USD/credit 30960 USD/year
360 USD/credit 10800 USD/year
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The Geology (Ocean and Earth Science) BSc degree offered at Old Dominion University is designed for students with a wide range of professional goals in the sciences, engineering, business, and the arts.


Students seeking employment in pure and applied fields of geology, including environmental geology, geological oceanography, hydrogeology, marine geology, geobiology, geophysics, and geochemistry, should also choose their courses to support certification as a professional geologist (below). Students considering graduate work in these fields should similarly build their backgrounds accordingly. Students with a strong interest in geological applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools should consider the geology concentration with a minor in geography; the certificate program in spatial analysis of coastal environments also emphasizes this area of study.

Program Highlights

What makes the Geology (Ocean and Earth Science) BSc degree offered at Old Dominion University unique?

  • The program provides student with the necessary training for employment with a B.S. in a wide range of federal, state, local and private venues. 
  • The program provides students with the necessary background for graduate work in geology, oceanography, marine science, and environmental science. 
  • Small class sizes at the upper division level means student work closely with faculty in their discipline as a part of their undergraduate experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Earth Systems
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Geomorphology
  • Oceanography
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Physical Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must first declare the Ocean and Earth science major, geology concentration, with the chief departmental advisor (CDA).
  • Entering students should be prepared to take MATH 211 (Calculus 1), although students with math deficiencies can take remedial math classes as needed (e.g., MATH 102M, 103M, 162M, 163 or 166, as needed; note that all of these courses will not necessarily be required before taking MATH 211; please consult the catalog or CDA for details).
  • Application and $50 fee.
  • All prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.
  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency.
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only).
  • Passport identification page.
  • SAT/ACT standardized exams are optional, though highly recommended.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1032 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    30960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1032 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 360 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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