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Bachelor of Geology (BS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Geology (BS) program provide students with a strong background for advanced study or career development in areas such as business, city management, regional development, planning, law, journalism, and science writing. Other career opportunities are found in petroleum and mining companies; railroads; chemical, cement, and utility firms; real estate developers; and banking and investment firms The Bachelor of Geology (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Geology (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Geology:

    Physical Geology
    Geologic Evolution of the Earth
    Geology of California
    Linear Algebra
    Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
    Sedimentary Petrology
    Structural Geology
    Geologic Field Methods
    Geologic Evolution of the Earth
    Engineering Geology

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Geology:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Geology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Bachelor of Geology

Job Description Bachelors in Geology

Geologists study the earth in order to perform tasks like predicting natural disasters, finding natural resources and finding solutions for changes in climate. These scientists have extensive knowledge about the earth's materials, their structure and how they are formed. Geologists also understand the earth's processes and how they affect the environment.

Skills for Success

  • An artistic sense and textile skills alone are not enough to succeed in the industry. Fashion Clothes Designers must possess a thick skin and an ability to thrive under pressure. They must be able to meet tight deadlines, react quickly to changing demands and be able to learn from critique while maintaining their individual style.

Employment Opportunities for Geology

  • Wellsite Geologist
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geologist
  • Environmental Hydrogeologist
  • Paleoclimatologists
  • Volcanologists

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
  • International Union of Geological Science (IUGS)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)

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