Geology is incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary. It’s about understanding our planet so that we can benefit human society and sustain the environment that supports us. We have cutting-edge, challenging courses and research programmes which prepare students for a diverse range of career options, such as in geo-exploration, volcanology, hazard management, engineering geology, environmental planning, water resources, science teaching and geoscience research.
Our undergraduate students apply their creativity and skills to real-world problems and geological processes. Find out more.
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Our world-leading experts are collaborating on ground-breaking research and development work. Find out what we are working on.
Kate Tinnelly, Bachelor of Science in Geology with an endorsement in Environmental Science, shares her UC story.
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