Bachelor of Geology

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program provides students with the theory, skills and practical application of geology. The core subjects provide the fundamental background and training in environmental earth science and geology essential to becoming a geologist. Electives provide a broad scientific background in level one. In levels two and three students can select from several minors to gain additional knowledge and skills from other relevant disciplines.


72 credit points


  • Geology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), mathematical methods (Units 3/4,C). Recommended: At least one of biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, geography, marine science, specialist maths or physics. Students without chemistry (Units 3/4,C) or mathematial methods (Units 3/4,C) must take chemistry and/or mathematics preparatory subjects in Year 1.

Study pathways

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Cairns International: $112,080 No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6
Townsville International: $112,080 No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6

Further information

First year only available in Cairns. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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