Bachelor of science program in Earth Science 180 credits

The on-site Earth Science program is jointly organised with the Department of Physical Geography . The program begins (Year 1) with a broad introduction to Geology, and continues with a correspondingly broad introduction to Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. For Years 2 and 3, the student may choose from a range of courses offered by the two departments. Some of these courses may have special admission requirements (see links to program courses). The program ends with individual project work (15–30 credits) at one of the two departments.

General and specific admission requirements
Physics B, Chemistry B and Mathematics D or Physics 2, Chemistry 2 and Mathematics 4 (Field specific entry 13 or A13 with exception for Biology A+B or Biology 1+2).



Year Term Period Courses
1 Fall P1 Geology 30 credits
Spring P5 Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology 30 credits (at NG) 
2 Fall P1 Climate and society
15 credits (at NG)
Marine Geophysical Mapping Methods
7.5 credits
P2 Geochemical field methods
7.5 credits
P3 Geomorphological processes,
natural hazards and risk
assessments 15 credits or

Hydrology and hydrogeology
15 credits (at NG)
Digital processing of geoscientific
data 7.5 credits
P4 Global geochemical cycles
7.5 credits
Spring P5 GIS and remote sensing
15 credits (at NG)
Mineralogy and Petrology 7.5 credits
P8 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 7.5 credits
P7 Applied ground investigations
15 credits (at NG)
Sediments and sedimentary
rocks 7.5 credits
P8 Structural geology 7.5 credits
3 Fall P1 Elective courses
15–30 credits (at NG)
*Environmental geochemistry
15 credits
P3 *Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology
I 15 credits
Spring P5 Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology – Subject field
specialisation and scientific presentations
15 credits (at NG)
*Petrogenesis and tectonics 15 credits
P7 Individual project work
15/30 credits (at NG)
– Individual project work in Geochemistry 15/30 credits
– Individual project work in Geology 15/30 credits
– Individual project work in Marine geology 15/30 credits
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Options during Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science program in Geology. Year 3 of the Geology program ends with an individual project work encompassing 15 or 30 credits. The department offers three courses during Year 3, prior to the individual project work. It is recommended that students follow the program plan in order to get the broadest possible undergraduate education in Geology. The recommendation is thus to study two of the courses if choosing a 30 credit project work, and all three courses if choosing a 15 credit project work. Specific admission requirements apply for each of the three courses given during Year 3 (see syllabus for each course). However, other course options exist. To find out more about these other options, please contact Student Counsellor Elisabeth Däcker – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Otto Hermelin – otto.hermelin[at]
Department of Geological Sciences
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