Department of Geology offers programs leading to the degree of Master
of Science in certain areas of the vast field of geological sciences.
Students wishing to enroll in this program must complete a B.S. degree
in Geological Sciences from a recognized university and be able to meet
admissions requirements at AUB.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Explain the
theoretical principles and basic concepts of the various processes that
govern the formation of natural resources, with an overview of their
geophysical exploration methods.
- Interpret all major geological
formations and structural, petrological and sedimentological features
through assignments using existing maps and cross sections, and through
field trips in various courses.
- Produce accurate geological maps, through both individual and team-work projects.
the mineralogical make-up of the various rock types and their
petrographic features, using hand samples, and a variety of microscopic
- Integrate structural and petrological data to show a
global understanding of the origin and evolution of the major local and
regional geological and tectonic features.
- Communicate orally and in writing scientific reports and term papers.
MS Degree-Graduate Program
pursuing the Master of Science program in geology must complete seven
graduate courses (21 cr.) and a thesis (9 cr.). Students may select
courses from the graduate courses offered in the department according to
their fields of interest. Note that the GRE general test is required
for admission, but the GRE subject test is no longer required.