University of Louisiana at Lafayette

College of Sciences

Geology

Address:

Graduate School Office
POB 44610
Room 332 Martin Hall

Lafayette, LA 70504

United States

Phone:

1-337-482-6965

Fax:

1-337-482-1333

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Science in Geology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our master’s degree in geology prepares students for exciting, well-paying, and rewarding careers in areas such as petroleum exploration and environmental geology. We offer a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to each student. All of our courses emphasize the interpretation of geologic data and problem solving, which makes our students overwhelmingly successful!  

The Master of Science in Geology prepares the student to enter the professional field or continue studies toward a more advanced degree. The following fields are emphasized in course work and research opportunities:

  • Environmental Geology,
  • Geomagnetism,
  • Geochemistry,
  • Geophysics including 3D seismic visualization,
  • Hydrology,
  • Micropaleontology,
  • Petroleum Geology,
  • Petrology,
  • Remote Sensing,
  • Sedimentology,
  • Stratigraphy,
  • Computer Applications,
  • Structural Geology, and
  • Volcanology.

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: The master's in geology program requires a minimum 30 credit hours and a thesis. Our students' thesis research projects are tailored to their interests, and range from petroleum exploration to climate reconstruction.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999