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BS in Geology in the Philippines

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:

C. M.
Studied BS Geology
at University of the Philippines Diliman , Quezon City
Graduated: 2013

Why did I choose this course:
Actually, I'm a shiftee. I shifted to geology because I thought it' fun. I'm an outdoorsy person so it really suits my personality.

About my college education:
You'll realize that there are so many things that already happened and that compared to these formations-land, sea, air-our span of life is nothing. Most difficult subject would be the geologic history subject. Most useful would be structural, petrology and geothermal energy subjects. Passing exams was difficult. There were numerous times that the teacher must adjust the passing rate for the students to pass.

What you need is wide understanding and lots of imagination because moat of the subjects you are dealing with didn't happen on the surface of the earth and not within the human lifetime.

My current job:
Geologist in a geothermal company

Am I using what I learned in college:
Time management and being practical and learn to socialize with different types of people.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Right after grad, I already got hired, but only contractual for 4 months. Than after 3 months, I got a regular job.

Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Pursue it. You wont regret it.
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