To register in the B.Sc. Geology (Honours) Degree, a candidate must hold a valid NSSC-O or NSSC-A certificate or equivalent with passes in at least five subjects which add up to 25 points, calculated using the UNAM specified scale. In addition to the above requirements, the candidate must have at least a 'C' symbol in English, a 'C' symbol in Physical Sciences and a 'C' symbol in Mathematics on NSSC or equivalent qualification. First year students are required to pass a departmental selection test before admission to the B.Sc. Geology (Honours) program. Mature age entrants will gain admission as per UNAM mature age entry regulations contained in the General Prospectus: Information, Regulations and Fees.
Field work to various mines and places of geological interest are an integral part of the geology curriculum. The field work activity varies from 1-3 day trips to 1-4 weeks during semester breaks and at the end of the year. Students should note that field trips are physically strenuous and all students participating in the field trips are therefore required to be medically fit for outdoor activities. In addition students will be required to purchase certain items essential for field work.
Duration of Studies:
The minimum duration for the Bachelor of Science in Geology degree programme is four (4) years.
Year 1, Semester 1
English Communication & Study skills
Physics for Physical Sciences I
Introduction to Physical Geology & Surface Processes