James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Geology

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program provides students with the theory, skills and practical application of geology. The core subjects provide the fundamental background and training in environmental earth science and geology essential to becoming a geologist. Electives provide a broad scientific background in level one. In levels two and three students can select from several minors to gain additional knowledge and skills from other relevant disciplines.


72 credit points


  • Geology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C). Recommended: At least one of biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, geography, marine science, mathematical methods, specialist maths or physics. Students without chemistry (Units 3/4,C) must take chemistry and/or mathematics preparatory subjects in their first year of study.

Study pathways

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $113,880
  • ATAR: 66.5
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6
JCU Townsville International: $113,880
  • ATAR: 66.5
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6

Further information

First year only available in Cairns. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course
You must agree before submitting.
Related careers

Become a member

Already a member? LoginForgot password?

Join the conversation