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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Geosciences- (Major only)


Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future The Major in Geosciences allows students to combine subject areas in the fields of physical geology, ‘soft rock’ geology, and physical geography. The programme is usually 3 years unless the student begins at the preliminary level.

Common employment destinations include:
  • Professional Geoscientist in Energy and Resource Industries.
  • Environmental Geoscientist.
  • Planning Departments and Public Policy.
  • Water Management and Consulting.
  • Geoscience Support in IT and Consulting Services.
  • Remediation of Polluted Sites.
  • Environmental Compliance and Performance.
  • Listing ID: 5383
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Science and Technology
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level: Level 5 - Bachelor's Degree
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics- 053 Physical Sciences- 0532 Earth Sciences
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: At least two CSEC (or ‘O’ level subjects) chosen from physics, chemistry, mathematics, geography, geology and either biology, zoology, or botany OR any CAPE level science course (Environmental Science is also recognised) or FST Preliminary course. CSEC Geography required.
  • Number of Credits: 93 (66 Credits from Department courses)
Contact details

University of the West Indies Mona Kingston 7University of the West Indies, Mona geoggeol@uwimona.edu.jm http://www.admissions@uwimona.edu.jm

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