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Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =312
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Students intending to continue in fields of Earth and Ocean Sciences after graduation should complete the following courses: EOS 1, 2, 11 and 22. In addition, students must select a total of 6 more courses from the following groups: 3 courses from EOS 12, 13, 32 and 42 1 course from EOS 131 and 133 2 courses from above EOS 9 or approved related fields courses Students must complete Mathematics 32, Chemistry 1 and Physics 1 or 11 Students must select two additional courses from Mathematics 34, Chemistry 2, Physics 2 or 12, and 1 approved statistics course Chemistry and Physics courses must be taken with labs Research experience and a six-week geology summer field camp are strongly recommended 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.