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Geology

Shorelight - University of Dayton, United States
Geology
Next enrollment cycle April 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 6,996,962
Course Accredited By NA
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 30% scholarship

Geologists study the Earth’s materials, structures and processes, and how they have changed over the 4.6 billion years of the Earth’s history. In doing so, geologists address some of society’s most important problems, such as finding energy, water and mineral resources; environmental pollution and its prevention; and natural hazards such as landslides, volcanoes and earthquakes.

  • Modern geoscience techniques and instrumentation have continuously been incorporated into our curriculum. Students are better prepared for a career in modern geosciences with the knowledge they gain learning how to use geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing and by working in our state-of-the-art labs. The geology department also offers a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Program. GIS is used in a wide range of disciplines, and the certificate program is a great option for professionals, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are interested in becoming proficient at managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

The geology department aims to prepare students for both careers in the geological sciences, and for further academic studies. Hence, graduates of the department are also highly competitive for entry to graduate programs. Geology department majors pursue careers in a wide range of settings including:

  • State and Federal Geological Agencies
  • Geological Consulting Companies
  • Natural Resource Exploration, Development and Management

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2024
  • July 2024
  • October 2024
  • December 2024

Entry Requirements

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C or 7 average
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C or 7 average
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B- or 8 average

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed AND Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5 average
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5 average
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4 average

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3 higher
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 3 higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 4 higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 79
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 78 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (case by case)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 100
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below 70 (case by case)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (case by case)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100

Major Requirements 

Year 1 

  • Physical Geology and Physical Geology Laboratory
  • Earth, Environment, and Society and Earth, Environment, and Society Lab
  • Environmental Geology and Environmental Geology Laboratory
  • The Dynamic Earth and The Dynamic Earth Laboratory
  • Geological History of the Earth and Geological History of the Earth Laboratory

Year 2 

  • Mineralogy and Mineralogy Laboratory
  • The Inner Earth

Year 3 

  • Structural Geology and Structural Geology Laboratory
  • Geomorphology and Geomorphology Laboratory

Year 4 

  • Field Geology
  • Stratigraphy and Sedimentology and Stratigraphy and Sedimentology Laboratory
  • Paleontology and Paleontology Laboratory

Select GEO electives from: 

  • Glacial Geology and Glacial Geology Laboratory 
  • Problems & Decisions in Environmental Geology and Problems & Decisions in Environmental Geology Laboratory 
  • Surface & Groundwater Hydrology and Surface and Groundwater Hydrology Laboratory 
  • Problems in Geology 
  • Petrology 
  • Introductory Geochemistry and Introductory Geochemistry Laboratory 
  • The Internet of Things 
  • Applied Geographic Information Systems 
  • Environmental Remote Sensing 
  • Honors Thesis Project 
  • Geology Seminar 
  • Geological Research and Thesis 
  • Global Change & Earth Systems 

Science electives and laboratories where applicable from: 

  • Breadth 
  • Introduction to the University Experience
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science) 

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