Program Description

LLU 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.

Catalog

Program Length

2 Years

Possible Careers

A 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.

Application Deadlines

QuarterApplication OpenPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Autumn of 2019Jun 1, 2018Feb 28, 2019Aug 31, 2019
Autumn of 2020Jun 1, 2019Feb 28, 2020Aug 31, 2020

Admissions Requirements

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, 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.

Prerequisites

First- 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)

(12)

Physics (one full year with lab)

(12)

Math, including calculus

(8-12)

General biology (one full year with lab)

(12)


Optional Courses for Geology Major


**Physical geology

(4)

**Geology elective

(4)

**can be taken at Loma Linda University

General Studies


(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)

(9-12)

Religion (minimum of 4 units for each year at an SDA college)

(8)

Humanities (courses from 3 of the following areas: language, civilization/history, fine arts, literature, performing arts [2 units max], philosophy etc.)

(12)

Personal health or nutrition

(2)

Physical education activities (must include at least 2 activities)

(1)

A course in human diversity among peers (e.g. cultural anthropology)

(4)

Social sciences (e.g. anthropology, geography, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.)

(8)

Other general studies

(48)

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2017-2018

Year of Program:Year 1
Tuition$13,920
Fees$2,972
Books & Supplies$2,000
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total$18,892

Notes

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
Months enrolled12
Room & Board$13,560
Transportation$3,780
Personal Expenses$1,680

Notes

  • 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.