Program DescriptionLLU is a Christian, Seventh-day Adventist university, and values high quality education in the context of Christian belief and pursuit of a supportive relationship between faith and science. A student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the Geology Program will take the first two years of general education and science course work at any accredited community college, college, or university; and the last two years of geology curriculum at Loma Linda University. Admission requirements for the B.S. degree in the Geology Program include a 2.5 G.P.A. during the first two years of course work.
Program Length2 Years
Possible CareersA baccalaureate degree in geology prepares a student to enter graduate programs in geology or paleontology or health-related programs, or for employment in environmental and energy-related industries; or (with the necessary education courses) for teaching in secondary schools. Most employment opportunities in industry, research, or college teaching require a graduate degree.
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Autumn of 2020||Jun 1, 2019||Feb 28, 2020||Aug 31, 2020|
Admissions RequirementsA student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the Geology Program will take the first two years of general education and science course work at any accredited community college, college, or university; and the last two years of geology curriculum at Loma Linda University. Admission requirements for the B.S. degree in the Geology Program include a 2.5 G.P.A. during the first two years of course work, and the list of courses under Prerequisites should be taken during the first two years as preparation for the geology curriculum at Loma Linda University.
PrerequisitesFirst- and Second-year Courses
(96 quarter units to be taken at any regionally accredited college or university)
Required cognate courses (40-48 units)
General chemistry (one full year with lab)
Physics (one full year with lab)
Math, including calculus
General biology (one full year with lab)
Optional Courses for Geology Major
(Can be completed before enrolling at LLU, or some courses may be taken at LLU; 48-52 units)
Freshman English (full sequence that meets baccalaureate requirements)
Religion (minimum of 4 units for each year at an SDA college)
Humanities (courses from 3 of the following areas: language, civilization/history, fine arts, literature, performing arts [2 units max], philosophy etc.)
Personal health or nutrition
Physical education activities (must include at least 2 activities)
A course in human diversity among peers (e.g. cultural anthropology)
Social sciences (e.g. anthropology, geography, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.)
Other general studies
Expected Cost of Attendance
Academic Year 2017-2018
|Year of Program:||Year 1|
|Books & Supplies||$2,000|
|Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)||—|
Expected costs for the 2017-2018 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.Many students in this program receive financial aid.
Estimated Living Expenses
Academic Year 2017-2018, off campus, with a roommate
|Year of Program:||Year 1|
|Room & Board||$13,560|
- Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
- International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
- In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.