Bachelor of science programme in Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics 180 credits

The on-site Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics programme is organised by the Department of Geological Sciences.

Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists study the Earth, how it was formed and how it changes with time. Geochemistry and geophysics focus on the chemical and physical processes that shape our Earth, govern its climate, oceans and environment, and form a basis for life. We offer courses about minerals and rocks, evolution of life, formation and evolution of seas and mountains, plate tectonics, volcanism and earthquakes, as well as the chemical cycles which determine Earth’s changing climate. Our more advanced courses focus on ongoing research at our Department in Marine Geology, Geochemistry and classical Geology. Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics should not only be experienced in a lecture room but also in the laboratory and in the field. For this reason, we complement our courses with excursions, field studies and laboratory projects. Geologists, geochemists and geophysicists find employment both nationally and internationally. Or graduates have been hired in mining and exploration companies, building and construction firms, oil companies, marine industries, consultancy firms, seafloor mapping, local and regional planning bodies as well as universities. Our graduate program in geology, geochemistry and geophysics 180 credit is within the geological sciences discipline. Many of our courses are taught in English and although some of our courses are taught in Swedish, we cater to both English and Swedish speaking students.

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

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Year Term Period Courses
1 Fall P1 Geology and Geophysics 15 credits
P3 Physical Geography 15 credits
Spring P5 Quantitative Methods in Geoscience 7.5 credits
P6 Statistical Methods in Earth Science 7.5 credits
P7 Basics of Geochemistry 7.5 credits
P8 Geochemistry in the field and laboratory 7.5 credits
2 Fall P1 Marine Geophysical Mapping Methods 7.5 credits
P2 Sedimentary systems 7.5 credits
P3 Global Geochemical Cycles 7.5 credits
P4 Digital Processing of Marine Geophysical Data 7.5 credits
Spring P5 Mineralogy and Petrology 7.5 credits
P6 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 7.5 credits
P7 Structural Geology and Mapping Methods 7.5 credits
P8 Geochemistry modeling 7.5 credits
3 Fall P1 Environmental Geochemistry 15 credits
P3 Marine Geology 15 credits
Spring P5 Petrogenesis and Tectonics 15 credits
P7 Individual project 15/30 credits
Department of Geological Sciences
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