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Bachelor of Arts in Geological

Bachelor of Arts in Geological

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences provides our students with an education in both the science of Geology as well as more general skills in scientific reasoning and expression. The lists below enumerate our goals for a student's general education, and the fundamental knowledge in Geology which we strive to convey through courses and practical experiences including research, field work, and lab work. General Education Goals in Earth and Ocean Sciences The ability to write and to verbally and visually communicate in a scientific format. The ability to read technical geologic literature and to gather detailed information on a geologic subject. The ability to read geologic and topographic maps and cross sections and hold a basic understanding of how they are produced. The ability to critique geologic information and make decisions about its accuracy and implications for real world situations. A basic understanding of quantitative problem-solving methods in geology, including the use of graphical data and techniques and computer software/hardware. A fundamental understanding of how analytical laboratory methods may be applied to solving geologic problems. The ability to collect, synthesize, and display geologic field, laboratory, and analytical observations and data leading to the formulation of supportable geologic hypotheses. The ability to weigh and develop tests of one's own and existing hypotheses regarding geologic processes and events, and the ability to apply sound hypotheses to real world problem solving. The development of a sense of honesty, responsibility, and integrity in the treatment of geologic data and in the development of hypotheses and recommendations for the public or as a future employee and citizen