BS in Geology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The BS degree in Geology is a dual-purpose program. It is designed to train students to compete for positions as professional geologists in the job market, but is also designed to provide necessary allied science and math backgrounds to enable the top students to qualify for admission to a geology graduate program.

BS in Geology program aims to provide a sound background in the Earth Sciences, supported by related sciences and mathematics.

Admission requirements for BS in Geology in the Philippines


  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and school guidance counsellor certifying to the applicant’s work and from a prominent member of the community
  • Must have the Original copy of high school card (Form 138A)
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the College Entrance Examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of BS in Geology program in the Philippines


The BS in Geology takes 4 years to complete.

Subjects included in the BS in Geology program


  • Elementary Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • Multivariable Calculus and Geometry
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Research in Marine Paleontology
  • Research in Marine Palentology
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry
  • Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
  • Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Field methods and Theory
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Geology Concentration
  • Advanced Petrography
  • Physics with Calculus
  • Structural Geology
  • General Chemistry
  • Historical Geology
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Physical Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Honors Calculus
  • GIS in Geology
  • Mineralogy
  • Geophysics

Career opportunities for graduates of BS in Geology in the Philippines


  • Environmental Consultant
  • Mathematical Geologist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • University Professor
  • Structural Geologist
  • Mine Site Geologist
  • District Geologist
  • Senior Geologist
  • Field Geologist

Reviews of BS in Geology graduates:

J. L.
◈ Studied BS in Geology
◈ At University of Southeastern Philippines
◈ Graduated 2017

list bulletWhy did I choose Geology: I chose BS in Geology because it is my dream to study volcanoes and to see actual flowing lavas. It is also recommended by my High School teachers as I have graduated in a science program during my secondary education.

list bulletAbout my college education: The scope of Geology is very broad. You should read and read many books and references in order to pass the exams. Patience and perseverance is the key to graduate in this course.

list bulletMy current job: I am currently working in a government institution in Metro Manila right now as a Science Research Specialist. We are currently working under a special project under DOST.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: It depends mainly on how you will cope with your lessons. I guess you should just try this course because this profession is cool.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: You should take first a board exam in geology before you can land a stable job in this profession. I was employed 3 or 4 months after passing the licensure exam.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Geology: In terms of employment, the mining industry is down as of the moment but this profession is not just focused in the field of mining. You just have to explore and you will find an interesting work right after you graduate and pass the board exam. Don't expect a high salary rate in your first job. Experience is the key for you to succeed not just in this profession but in any profession.
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