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Geology majors learn about the Earth’s physical environment including climate, non-renewable geological resources, renewable geological resources, geological hazards and remediation as well as basic skills required by geologists. These skills and the geological perspective open doors to employment in government agencies and private firms that deal with water management, mining and petroleum exploration, climate change, the environment and education. The Bachelor of Arts in geology is best suited for students interested in careers in education or environmental policy making. The degree also allows students flexibility to pursue advanced degrees in environmental law or environmental medicine. In addition to completing all university, college and general degree requirements, students enrolled in the BA Geologyprogram will be able to take a variety of coursework related to the Earth’s interior, oceans, climate, hydrosphere and natural resources.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • USD 500 Module (International)

Tuition per Credit Hour.

Start date Any time 2015 Credits 120 credits
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Full-time Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Semester 1

HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)

MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (4) or

STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (3) (GE-M)

Composition (GE-C, WR)

Foreign language


Semester 2

GLY 2010C Physical Geology (4) or

GLY 1000 Exploring the Geological Sciences (3) or

OCE 1001 Introduction to Oceanography (s) (all GE-P)

Biological Science (GE-B)

Foreign language

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)

Semester 3

GLY 2100C Historical Geology or

GLY 3105C Evolution of Earth and Life (both GE-P)

Elective (or foreign language if 4-3-3 option)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)

Semester 4

GLY 3202C Earth Materials

Biological Science (GE-B)

Humanities (GE-H)

Mathematics (GE-M)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)

Semester 5

Composition (GE-C)

Electives (3000 level or above, not in major)

Geology elective (3000 level or above)

Humanities (GE-H)

Semester 6

Elective (3000 level or above, not in major)

Geology electives

Semester 7


Geology electives

Semester 8

GLY 4155C Geology of Florida


Electives (3000 level or above, not in major)

Geology elective


The general requirements below apply to undergraduate admission and readmission to any college or division of the university.

Please understand that admission to the university is selective. Only minimum requirements for admission are provided; satisfaction of these minimums does not guarantee admission:

  • Online application for admission received by the Office of Admissions by the deadline.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $30 for each term of application.
  • A satisfactory academic record. Applicants must furnish a complete chronological record of educational institutions attended. Official transcripts must be submitted according to instructions on the application. Failure to declare attendance at another institution could invalidate an offer of admission and any credits or degrees earned.
  • Satisfactory scores on achievement or aptitude tests.
  • A satisfactory conduct record.
  • The application must identify a preferred term of enrollment (summer B, fall, spring). The application may be considered for and admission may be offered to terms other than the preferred term specified on the application. Applicants who wish to change their term of entry should contact the Office of Admissions immediately.
  • Admission to on-campus degree programs must be validated by taking one or more on-campus courses in the specific semester for which the student is accepted. Correspondence and/or Web courses do not fulfill this requirement, and this rule does not apply to Web-based degree programs.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Florida.


Online students at the University of Florida are eligible for consideration for a wide range of federal, state and institutional aid as administered by the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA), which also administers a limited number of privately funded scholarships. These include:

  • Grants. Considered gift aid — no repayment required — and awarded to students showing the greatest financial need.
  • Scholarships. Considered gift aid, as they do not have to be repaid and do not require recipients to perform services.
  • Student Employment. Considered self-help aid, as students are offered aid in exchange for a service. The Student Employment Office assists enrolled students seeking part-time employment through various job programs.
  • Loans. Considered self-help aid as loans are a form of aid that must be repaid. UF primarily offers student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program, but there are a number of other loan programs available at UF.
  • Non-SFA Administered Aid. Numerous aid programs are administered by entities outside of SFA including State of Florida aid programs, SFA Resource Center scholarships, academic scholarships and endowed scholarships.


The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land-grant foundation. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world.

Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit.

The university welcomes the full exploration of its intellectual boundaries and supports its faculty and students in the creation of new knowledge and the pursuit of new ideas.

  • Teaching is a fundamental purpose of this university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Research and scholarship are integral to the educational process and to the expansion of our understanding of the natural world, the intellect and the senses.
  • Service reflects the university's obligation to share the benefits of its research and knowledge for the public good. The university serves the nation's and the state's critical needs by contributing to a well-qualified and broadly diverse citizenry, leadership and workforce.

The University of Florida must create the broadly diverse environment necessary to foster multi-cultural skills and perspectives in its teaching and research for its students to contribute and succeed in the world of the 21st century.

These three interlocking elements — teaching, research and scholarship, and service — span all the university's academic disciplines and represent the university's commitment to lead and serve the state of Florida, the nation and the world by pursuing and disseminating new knowledge while building upon the experiences of the past. The university aspires to advance by strengthening the human condition and improving the quality of life.

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