Geologists study how the Earth works, including the natural planetary processes and issues directly affecting people, such as viability of resources, geological hazards, climate change and environmental protection.
JCU is the only Australian university to offer a Bachelor of Geology degree, a vocationally-oriented professional qualification concentrating solely on Geology.
Geologists provide knowledge of geological and biological principles required for management of both living and non-living resources.
Geologists play a central role in the search for and the extraction of minerals, petroleum and groundwater, and environment management.
This double degree provides students with an integrated education program in both exploration/applied geology and commerce.
Geology is the study of the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that mould its surface, and the interaction of people with the physical environment.
Geophysics involves the study of the inaccessible Earth using physical measurements and the interpretation of these measurements in terms of subsurface structures and phenomena.
The Applied Geology Honours Major (BSc) (Honours) enables students to extend knowledge of current academic research methodology as it is applied in the field of geology, and to demonstrate this through undertaking a supervised research project and the preparation of an honours dissertation.