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Bachelor of Science in Geology in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Geology (BS Geology) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that is concerned with the origins of the earth, its traits and characteristics, composition, and the changes that it goes through. It deals with issues such as pollution and waste disposal, use and conservation of natural resources, and preventing or reducing the harmful effects of natural disasters.

Some of the subjects that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Geochemistry
  • Geology of the Philippines and Southeast Asia
  • Geology, Mining, and Environmental Laws
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Mineralogy
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Principles of Geology
  • Resource Geology
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Applied Geochemistry
  • Geodynamics and Tectonics
  • Geohazards
  • Geostatistics
  • Geotechnical Engineering/Engineering Geology
  • Geothermal Resources
  • Geothermy
  • Hydrogeology
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Marine Geology
  • Metalliferous Deposits
  • Non-metalliferous Deposits
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mineral Resources of the Philippines
  • Mining Geology
  • Optical Mineralogy
  • Ore Microscopy
  • Petrography
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Photogeology and Remote Sensing
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Sedimentary Petrology
  • Sedimentology
  • Seismology
  • Urban Geology
  • Volcanology

Additionally, you may also be sent for an On the Job Training at a government agency or private company whose business or operation is related to Geology to give you a better idea of the tasks and responsibilities that would be given to you once you have become a part of the industry.


Qualified graduates of BS Geology can find employment as any of the following:

  • Volcanologist
  • Seismologist
  • Geological Engineer
  • Professor
  • Consultant
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Technical Writer


BS Geology graduates are required to pass the Geologist Licensure Exam to be able to practice their degree. Please visit the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission for more information.

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