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Bachelor of Science (Geology)

Geology is the study of the earth, the materials of which it is made, the processes that act on these materials, the products formed and the history of the planet and its life forms. Areas of specialised study include economic geology (coal, petroleum, uranium); geophysics; palaeontology; sedimentology; structural geology; stratigraphy; tectonics; volcanology and geochemistry. A Geology major can be combined with a second major in Physical Geography.

Subjects   Credit Points
EESC101 Planet Earth 6
EESC102 Earth Environments and Resources 6
Total for major at 100-level 12
Recommended Electives:
EESC103 Landscape Change and Climatology 6
EESC104 The Human Environment: Problems and Change 6
EESC201 Earth Surface Processes and Products 6
EESC202 Soils, Landscape and Hydrology 6
Plus at least two other subjects chosen from Earth and Environmental Sciences schedule at 200-level. Recommended options include:
EESC204 Introductory Spatial Science 6
EESC203 Biogeography and Environmental change 6
EESC208 Environmental Impact of Societies 6
EESC250 Field Geology 6
Total for major at 200-level 24
EESC301 Plate Tectonics, Macrotopography and Earth History 8
EESC306 Resources and Environments 8
Plus at least one other subject chosen from Earth and Environmental Sciences schedule at 300-level. Recommended options include:
EESC305 Remote Sensing of the Environment 8
EESC304 Geographic Information Science 8
EESC310 Water Resources and Management 8
Total for major at 300-level 24
Plus additional subjects chosen from the Science Schedule 30
Plus elective subjects chosen from the Science Schedule or General Schedule 54
Degree Total 144

Note: The above degree structure must include a minimum of 32 credit points at 300-level.


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