B.Sc Geology - Course Overview

Duration: 3.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 40,000 / Year

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About B.Sc Geology

Geology is the study of earth and its different structural elements. B.Sc in Geology is an undergraduate course that comprises subjects related to solid surfaces, properties of celestial bodies, meteors, structures, etc. Geology is a very wide subject and covers different fields that are vaguely covered over the course period. From the study of soil and its applications in construction to learning about various minerals found on Earth, B.Sc. in Geology covers all.

B.Sc - Geology Syllabus

First Year:

Earth Science

Geochemistry

Structural Geology

Mineral Science

 

Second Year:

Igneous Petrology

Metamorphic Petrology

Paleontology

Sedimentary Petrology

Stratigraphic Principles

 

 

Third Year:

Indian Stratigraphy

Engineering Geology

Economic Geology

Hydrogeology

Remote Sensing and GIS

 

Popular Specializations of B.Sc - Geology

Career Options and Job Prospects

Geologists are hired by various construction firms, mining companies and survey organisations. India is on its way to infrastructural development and able geologists are required to construct lasting structures on safe sites. Jobs after this course are available in private companies as well as in government organsations. Since geology is such a diverse field, there is a lot of scope for candidates who want to make a career in geological research. Pursuing a masters degree in this field can open numerous other opportunities in this field. Following are some of the popular profiles that Geology graduates can apply for:

  • Geologist
  • Mine Supervisor
  • Marine Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Seismologist
  • Petrologist

Starting salaries for geologists can vary between Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh per annum depending on the institute from which the candidate has graduated as well as knowledge. Jobs in the mining sector often pay higher salary packages, i.e. up to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. Candidates with experience can also earn up to Rs. 8 lakh per annum in government sector jobs as well as private firms.