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B.Sc. GEOLOGY

INTRODUCTION

B.Sc Geology is designed to equip the students with the ability to apply knowledge and skills to solving theoretical and practical problems in the exploration and exploitation of natural earth resources and also be able to carry out research in Geo-Sciences.

Geologists study and work with the earth and this can include determining what makes up the ground in a specific area, understanding the history of how the earth was formed, and making predictions for the future. With an education in geology, you can work in a number of roles within the geology industry. Since many times the most important structural instabilities come from the ground under us, it’s important to have a sufficient picture of the variables that can come into place.

GOALS

Students will acquire a solid base of knowledge in the science of geology as a whole as well as earth materials, earth history, sedimentation and stratigraphy, deformational processes and structural features, and geomorphic processes and landforms.

Students will develop proficiency in conveying complex geologic concepts in clear, technically correct writing.

Students will develop proficiency in oral communication of complex geologic concepts.

Students will develop the aptitudes and dispositions necessary to help democratize society by obtaining and maintaining employment as a professional geologist.

Understand the scientific basis for both relative and absolute ages in geologic time.

Understand plate tectonics and its central role as the unifying theory of geology.

Understand how humans act as geologic agents and the impacts we make on the environment.

Understand the scientific process and scientific basis for geologic interpretations.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the program are to:
Instill in students a sense of enthusiasm for Geology, an appreciation of its application and relevance in the solution of different societal developmental problems, and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.

Provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of geological knowledge and practical skills.

Develop in students the ability to apply their geological knowledge and skills to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in geology.

Develop in students, a range of transferable skills and attitudes that are of value in geological and non-geological employment.
Provide students with knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further in specialized areas of geology or multidisciplinary areas involving geology.

Generate in students an appreciation of the importance of geology in an industrial, economic, environmental, technological and social development.

CURRICULUM

B. Sc. Geology – 4 YEAR Curriculam Plan
Sl. NoCourse CodeCourse TitleUnits Category Lecture  (hours) Practical
(hours)
SEMESTER 1
Level 100
SEMESTER 1
1GST1211English Communication I2 GST           30               –
2GST1213Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT2 GST           30               –
3GST1215Nigerian People and Culture2 GST           30               –
4MTH1311Mathematics I3 Core           45               –
5BIO1311Biology I3 Core           30              45
6PHY1311Physics I3 Core           30              45
7CHM1311Chemistry I3 Core           30              45
8
18         225           135
SEMESTER 2
Level 100
SEMESTER 2
1GST1222Communication in French2 GST           30               –
2GST1224Logical Critical Thinking & Problem Solving2 GST           30               –
3GST1226Introduction to Entrepreneurship2 GST           30               –
4ACC1322Research Methodology3 Core           45               –
5CHM1322Organic Chemistry3 Core           30              45
6CHM1324Inorganic Chemistry3 Core           30              45
7CHM1326Analytical Chemistry3 Core           30              45
8
18         225           135
SEMESTER 3
Level 200
SEMESTER 1
1GST2211English Communication II2 GST           30               –
2GST2213Leadership Skills2 GST           30               –
3GST2215Core Life Skills & Happiness2 GST           30               –
4MTH2315Mathematics II3 Core           45               –
5BIO2311Biology II3 Core           30              45
6PHY2313Physics II3 Core           30              45
7CHM2313Chemistry II3 Core           30              45
8
18         225           135
SEMESTER 4
Level 200
SEMESTER 2
1STA2324Statisctics for Physical Sciences & Engineering3 Core           45               –
2GEY2322Introduction to Geology3 Required           30              45
3GEY2324Physical Geology3 Required           30              45
4GEY2326Introduction to Petrology3 Required           30              45
5GEY2428Invertebrate Palaeontology3 Required           30              45
6GEY2340Principles of Stratigraphy3 Required           45               –
7
8
18         210           180
SEMESTER 5
Level 300
SEMESTER 1
1GEY3699SIWES(Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme) / Industrial Attachment / Project6
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
6            –               –
SEMESTER 6
Level 300
SEMESTER 2
1GEY3322Introduction to Surveying3 Required           30              45
2GEY3324Geological Map Interpretation and Field Mapping3 Required           30              45
3GEY3326Crystallography and Systematic Mineralogy3 Required           30              45
4GEY3328Introduction to Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology3 Required           30              45
5GEY3340Mineral Resources and Environmental Geology3 Required           45               –
6PHY3322Physics for Solid Earth3 Required           45               –
7GEY3342Introduction to Applied Geology3 Required           30              45
8
21         240           225
SEMESTER 7
Level 400
SEMESTER 1
1GEY4311Photogeology and Remote Sensing3 Required           30              45
2GEY4313Palaeobiology3 Required           45               –
3GEY4315Field Geology of Nigeria3 Required           15              90
4GEY4317Sedimentology and Sedimentary Petrology3 Required           30              45
5Elective 13           45
6Elective 23           30              45
7
8
18         195           225
SEMESTER 8
Level 400
SEMESTER 2
1GEY4322Drilling Methods3 Required           45               –
2GEY4324Marine & Hydro Geology3 Required           30              45
3GEY4326Applied Geophysics3 Required           30              45
4GEY4328Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology3 Required           30              45
5GEY4340Economic Geology3 Required           30              45
6
7
8
15         165           180
Total Credits for Programme132     1,485        1,215
 Options for Elective 1 & 2
Course CodeCourse TitleUnits Category Lecture  (hours) Practical
(hours)
GEY4319Micropalaeontology and Palaecology3 Elective           30              45
GEY4331Quaternary and Environmental Geology3 Elective           45               –
GEY4333Engineering Geology3 Elective           45               –
GEY4335Advance Mineralogy3 Elective           30              45
Project / Internship / SIWES ( Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme)
Course CodeCourse TitleUnits Category Lecture  (hours) Practical
(hours)
GEY3699SIWES / Industrial Attachment / Project6