Science / Bachelor's degree programme
Geological Sciences

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


The Degree Programme offers a solid scientific preparation, thanks to the study of basic subjects and subjects related to the various fields of Geosciences, functional to the description and interpretation of exogenous and endogenous geological processes and to the understanding of the theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of the evolutionary processes of the planet, of geomaterials and of the main applications of geology.

Course content

The degree programme covers the basic subjects and the main disciplines of the Geosciences, both fundamental and applied. The programme includes exercises in the Department's laboratories and numerous practical activities in the ground, the most important place of learning for the geologist. Students are expected to spend a period of internal or external training in local, national or international institutions, companies or professional offices. Thanks to agreements with foreign universities, part of the programme may be carried out abroad. A pre-course in Mathematics is held before the beginning of classes. For information on procedures and dates:

Career options

The general aim of the degree programme is to train graduates with a solid basic preparation in the Geosciences, who can continue their studies in the Master's degrees or enter the world of work, in the service, consultancy and industry fields. The degree programme in Geological Sciences provides access to the Master's Degree in Geosciences, Georisks and Georesources (LM-74). Students may enrol in other scientific, technological or teaching- oriented Master's degrees, subject to verification of the admission requirements. They may also enrol in first-level master programmes and short professional programmes. The professional areas of reference are those of operators specialised in the collection and management of geological data, in the monitoring of the environment, the territory and its resources, in the exploration, management and exploitation of natural resources, in laboratory analytical work on natural materials and geomaterials. After passing the state examination and enrolling in the professional register, Bachelor graduates may also exercise the profession of "Junior Geologist".

More information

Course Director
prof. Alessandro Corsini
prof. Maurizio Mazzucchelli

The course is managed by the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences