Undergraduate Major:Geology

1. Major Introduction

Geology is the science focusing on the lithospheric composition, texture, structure and evolutionary history of the earth. Geology is a thinking, comprehensive and very practical science requiring the students not only master the basic knowledge of modern geology and theory, but also have a solid foundation of mathematics, physics and technology, along with scientific quality and spirit of cooperation. Geology has a wide range of research and applications, which relate to basic geology, energy and mineral resources, metallurgy, building materials, materials science, the environment, engineering construction and stability, earthquake prediction, agriculture, tourism development, space exploration and other aspects.

After a systematic education of geology, students will have a high scientific attainment, professional knowledge and practical working capability which can be occupied in the areas of geology investigation, exploration and development of mineral resources, earthquake geology, environment investigation, Geology tourism, space probe and other geology-related work, as well as scientific research and education in institutes and colleges.

2. Academic Objectives

Students majoring in Geology will accept the professional training of basic geological theory, knowledge, skills and knowledge of related disciplines. After systematically training with Geological scientific skills and ability, these students could engage in geological research and teaching in research institutes and schools, or they will become high-level experts dealing with preliminary geological research, mineral prospecting and exploration, technological development and management in the field of geology, metallurgy, building materials, petroleum, coal, material, environment, infrastructure engineering, tourism and space science. 

3. Academic Requirements

Graduated students should meet the national requirements of physical education and military training standards for college students with fitness and health. They will have a solid foundation in mathematics, physics and chemistry with good scientific literacy and a spirit of cooperation. Students should master basic geology knowledge, theory and skills based on systematic learning of the curriculum, including disciplinary fundamental courses and specialized core courses. They will be familiar with the basic research programs of geological science, practice and experimental methods, and know the experimental facilities that back up research and development of geology with preliminary ability for scientific research and related production work after systemically training with practice education and cultivation of innovation and entrepreneurship. Students should be able to conduct bibliographic retrieval and access to information, and well understand the recent status, frontier issues, major problems and developing trends in main research fields of geology, and have the ability to solve problems with innovation.

4. Length of Schooling and Degree

The length of schooling is four years of full-time study. Students will be awarded the Bachelor Degree of Science when they have completed the required minimum credits and have met all other requirements.

5. Core Courses

Specialized Core Courses: Remote Sensing Geology, Geochemistry, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology, Sedimentology and Palaeogeography, Regional geology and Tectonics, Regional Geological Survey, Introduction to Ore Geology, Specialty English for Geology, Geophysics, Regional Geology of China.

Practice Courses: Physics Experiments, Chemistry Experiments, Geological Survey Field Trip in Beidaihe, Geological Survey Field Trip in Zhoukoudian, Advanced Geological Field Training in Yanshan Region, Geological Field Trip, Graduation Thesis.