Why a Bachelor’s in Geology?

The UF Online Bachelor of Arts in Geology degree program prepares students for a wide array of careers related to Earth Science, the environment, environmental law, Earth-Space science teaching or other fields where knowledge of the Earth, its resources and their sustainability are required.

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree TypeBachelor of Arts
Diploma TitleBachelor of Arts
With a major in Geology
Transcript TitleBachelor of Arts
Major Geology

Geology majors learn about the Earth’s physical environment including climate, non-renewable geological resources, renewable geological resources, geological hazards and remediation as well as basic skills required by geologists. These skills and the geological perspective open doors to employment in government agencies and private firms that deal with water management, mining and petroleum exploration, climate change, the environment and education.

The Bachelor of Arts in Geology is best suited for students interested in careers in education or environmental policy making. The degree also allows students flexibility to pursue advanced degrees in environmental law or environmental medicine.

In addition to completing all university, college and general degree requirements, students enrolled in the BA Geology program will be able to take a variety of coursework related to the Earth’s interior, oceans, climate, hydrosphere and natural resources.


What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and completed the following courses with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • Introduction to Statistics (STA 2023)
  • One course from the following list:
    • Exploring the Geological Sciences (GLY 1000)
    • Introduction to the Earth Sciences (GLY 1001)
    • Introduction to Global Change (GLY 1073)
    • Age of Dinosaurs (GLY 1102)
    • Mineral Resources of the World (GLY 1801)
    • Physical Geology (GLY 2010C)
    • Geology and the Environment (GLY 2038C)
    • Introduction to Marine Science (GLY 2080C)
    • Historical Geology (GLY 2100C)
    • Introduction to Oceanography (OCE 1001)
    • Introduction to Earth Science (ESC 1000)

Note:

  • All courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

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