Earth Science - GEOLS13983

Stream Summary

Faculty: SCI - Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences


Program: 3983 - Science/Computer Science


Bachelor of Science (Major)

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Stream Outline

Earth Scientists study the nature and evolution of the structure of our planet, covering everything from natural crystals and fossils to the powerful forces that drive earthquakes and volcanoes and move continents across the globe. Almost everything we do involves the Earth in some way. Tuition covers environmental geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology and groundwater contamination, mineral and petroleum exploration and resources, palaeontology, remote sensing and much more. Field work in different regions of New South Wales is an essential part of geology courses.

Stream Structure

A major in Earth Science is comprised of 78 units of credit of the following courses:

Stage 1
Recommended electives (these courses are not required but are recommended as good complementary courses for this major):

Stage 2
PLUS 6 UOC from:

Stage 3
PLUS 18 UOC from:


  1. The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences maintain enrolment guides for many sub-disciplines of Earth Science: these are available from the BSB Office (G27 BioScience Building).


Students seeking to enrol into Honours in Earth Science should refer to program 4500 – Science (Honours) and the plan page for Geology (Honours) in this Handbook.

Study Levels

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