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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:

J. P.
Studied Bachelor of Science in Geology
at University of Southeastern Philippines , Davao City
Graduated: 2011

Why did I choose this course:
I wanted to take architecture but I chose geology because it was the only course available for enrollment when I applied for scholarship in USEP.

About my college education:
The Geology class does not have practical field studies. It was more about reading books, and listening to lectures. The teachers did not explain the hard topics of the subjects or probably because the approach was new to me. I had to do my best to understand the subjects. It was hard studying, not because of the subjects but because it was really uncomfortable. Also the exams were very difficult because teachers wanted us to challenge our minds and think out of the box.

My current job:
I am now working in a small mining company in Compostela Valley. I do the examination and the determination of the types of rocks and if there is gold content in the samples. I work in the mining area.

How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
A year after graduation, I found work in this present company as one of the researchers.

Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Science in Geology:
This is a good course with much potential for high income. I have already seen people who have become geologists and are doing great in their career whether here or abroad because it is very in demand.

I recommend this course to those who like to be employed in the mining company or or in the environment sector. The income would be good, that’s what my friend in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources told me. And indeed, if you get to the right company, you'll definitely reap the fruits of your labor.
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