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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 11.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 3월 2016


    Geology is a science with a scope that spans from the core of the earth to top of its mountain ranges, and from the atomic scale to the interplanetary. It is one of the most all-inclusive sciences: Physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics and scientific specialties are all part of the geologists toolbox. In addition, under the general heading of geology are many subdivisions that can appeal to a diversity of scientific interests, among them mineralogy, petrology, sedimentology, structural geology, tectonics, and geomorphology.


    At Morris, our Geology program is strongly interdisciplinary, both in terms of the courses we offer and the spirit of the Discipline. Students can, and are encouraged to, work with complementary disciplines in the Division of Science and Mathematics, and with other scientists locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The Discipline is also very active in regard to fieldwork, with plenty of opportunities for students to travel, work on-site, and collaborate with the faculty on projects. The Discipline has advanced research facilities and equipment within the department that are fully available for student research, and further resources are available on campus.


    The diversity of subjects in the field means a diversity of activities that go along with the profession, and students can select a specialty that will accommodate the types of work they enjoy. Travel and outdoor field work, computing, mathematics, laboratory work and more can be combined to create a fulfilling career in geology that appeals to unique interests.


    At the heart of every science is curiosity. In geology, the study of rocks, geological formations, and other features of the planet will tell the story of its history, but there are numerous practical applications for a geology degree. You can find geologists working in many different capacities in industry and civil service. They seek and develop new mineral and energy resources; insure the safe construction and use of highways and infrastructure; predict and reduce the impact of natural disasters; and work in environmental projects to protect our land, water and natural resources

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline March 15 Tuition fee
    • USD 11720 Year (International)
    Start date 2016 Credits 120
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The Geology major starts with four geology core courses: Physical Geology; Mineralogy and Crystallography; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; and Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. These are supplemented with two courses in basic chemistry, an upper-level course in Structural Geology, and a variety of electives students may use to fashion a program that fits their specific needs. The curriculum is rounded out with senior seminars and Geology Field Camp.

    The Field Camp is an intensive, off–campus summer course that is a capstone experience for Morris geology majors. Students work with faculty advisors to plan their projects and find a venue. Typically, the project involves the description, identification, and mapping of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Most camps operate on a three– to six–week schedule, and individual or group projects can range in length from a day to a week. Various field camps are located throughout the U.S. and around the world, with many in the Rocky Mountains. The Morris Geology Discipline has a collaborative relationship with the Indiana University program at the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station in southwestern Montana. Geology graduates have often said that their Field Camp experience was the highlight of their Morris experience.

    Geology offers courses that satisfy a variety of requirements, as well as a curriculum leading to a bachelor of arts degree in geology. The geology curriculum serves those interested in a broader knowledge of their natural environment and the geological sciences as part of their liberal arts education; provides a firm foundation in geology, related sciences, and mathematics for students interested in the investigation and solution of geologic problems; prepares students for graduate study in the geosciences and related areas; provides the necessary background in earth science for those who plan to teach in this field at the secondary level; and serves those in other professional or interdisciplinary programs who need geology as a related subject.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Academic Requirements

    To apply, your high school transcript should include the following:

    • Four (4) years of English;
    • Four (4) years of math including one year each of elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry;
    • Three (3) years of science with one year each of biological and physical science;
    • Three (3) years of social studies, including United States history;*
    • Two (2) years of a single second language.*

    *Applicants missing this requirement will not be denied admission if they are otherwise admissible.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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