B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology or Bachelor of Science Honours in Geology is an undergraduate Geology course. Geology is the science that comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which it evolves. B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology course generally covers the study of the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth. It also includes the study of organisms that have inhabited our planet. In other words, B.Sc. (Hons.) (Geology) degree is the study to understand the history of our planet i.e. to understand processes such as landslides, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, past climates of earth and how they have changed across time, areas rich in under-water resources, oil, natural gas and minerals, suitable areas for construction of bridges, roads, buildings and laying railway lines etc.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology Eligibility
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.Sc. (Hons.) (Geology) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Some reputed colleges and institutes demand a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2 as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this degree course.
Some of the very reputed colleges and institutes also conduct an aptitude test to get admission to their B.Sc. (Hons.) (Geology) degree course.
Candidates who have talents like producing, analyzing and summarizing information; applying knowledge and understanding to complex and multidimensional problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts are the most suitable for this course.
They should have preparing, processing, interpreting and presenting data skills; using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and good team work spirit.
They should be capable of solving numerical problems using computer and non-computer based techniques.
Applicants those who want to pursue Master’s degree after it objecting to become lecturer at colleges/universities level also are suitable match for it.
How is B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology Course Beneficial?
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Geology) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies in this field such as M.Sc., Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Geology, the successful completion of which makes one eligible for the post of a lecturer in any university / college.
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Geology) degree holders have plenty of opportunities in some of its specialized fields such as in Economic Geology, Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, Geological Engineering, Mineralogy, Petrology, Planetology, Remote Sensing, Sedimentology and Structural Geology.
Other bright area for candidates are The Union Public Service Commission which conducts tests for placements in Central Government Agencies like the Geological Survey of India and the Central Ground water Board.
The degree is beneficial as they can get good jobs in the Central Ground Water Board and the Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Mineral Exploration Authority, Hindustan Zinc.