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BSC EARTH SCIENCES


Admission Requirements:
- Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL and MAT
- Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4
- Physical Sciences 4
  If Mathematics 114, 144 and Physics 114, 144 are taken:
- Mathematics 6
  If Mathematics (Bio) 124 and Physics (Bio) 134, 154 are taken:
- Mathematics 5

Career opportunities:
Geologist: National or International career in mining, exploration, applied mineralogy and environmental science.

Possible Employer:
The Council for Geoscience, Mintek, CSIR, the wide-ranging South African mining, mineral processing and exploration industries, and a variety of local and international geological and environmental science consultants

Programme composition:

First year (credits 148)
- Chemistry 124(16), 144(16)
- Computer Skills 171(4)
- Earth Science Field Skills 172(8)
- Geo-Environmental Science 124(16), 154(16)
- Scientific Communication Skills 172(8)

Elective modules:
- Physics 114(16), 144(16)
- Mathematics 114(16), 144(16)
  or
- Physics (Bio) 134(16), 154(16)
- Mathematics (Bio) 124(16)
- Biology 124(16)

Second year (credits 133)

Compulsory modules (credits 85)
- Computer Skills 272(5)
- Earth Science Field Skills 272(16)
- Environmental Geochemistry 214(16)
- Geology 224(16), 244(16), 254(16)
[split] Elective modules (credits 48) (At least 32 credits on second-year level)
- Biology 144(16)
- Chemistry 234(16), 254(16), 264(16)
- Geographical Information Technology 211(16), 241(16), 242(16)
- Geography and Environmental Studies 214(16), 265(16)

Third year (credits 133)

Compulsory modules (credits 85)
- Computer Skills 372(5)
- Earth Science Field Skills 374(16)
- Geology 314(16), 324(16), 344(16), 354(16)

Elective modules (credits 48) (At least 16 credits on third-year level)
- Biodiversity and Ecology 224(16)
- Chemistry 234(16), 254(16), 264(16)
- Environmental Geochemistry 314(16)
- Geography and Environmental Studies 358(16)
- Geographical Information Technology 311(16), 312(16), 341(16), 342(16)
- Soil Science 214(16)
Universiteit Stellenbosch University