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Info 2024/2025

Duration 3 years
CFU 180
Class L-34
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Language Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
Student exchange International destinations and partners
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The course in brief


The geological setting and internal dynamics of the Earth affect its evolution and impact social development. The effects of earthquakes, volcanic activities and hydrogeological disruption are well known, as is the need to find and manage energy, water and mineral resources. The course provides the basic knowledge to train modern geologists prepared for land monitoring and management and able to collaborate with professional figures from different backgrounds.

Learning by doing

Traditional lectures, which provide a framework for fundamental geological processes and provide a solid background in all areas of geological sciences, are supplemented with:

  • laboratory activities and project development on cutting-edge topics, including in collaboration with external research institutions and professional firms;
  • teaching, field study activities in different geological settings;
  • stages and internships at research institutions and professional firms;

Professional outlets

Our graduates find employment in public agencies, private companies, corporations and professional firms involved in monitoring, management and planning of the territory and its resources, forecasting and mitigation of potential risks related to geological phenomena.

What you will learn

Geology and Paleontology

they are concerned with understanding the geological processes of the lithosphere and reconstructing the evolution of life in the past


Geomorphology and Applied Geology

provide knowledge for understanding environmental dynamics and geological risk assessment


Geochemistry, Petrology, Mineralogy, Georisources

provide knowledge about the chemical and physical properties of minerals, rocks, fluids, and geomaterials


It deals with the study of the structure and processes of the surface and deep Earth


Did you know that.

Three-year graduates can take the state exam and acquire the title of Junior Geologist


At the end of our studies, 90% of our graduates work in the field of geology


We have activated Erasmus exchanges and collaborations with prestigious European venues


Excursions and field work are core activities of our training



The Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences confers on the graduate the basic knowledge of the Earth system and the processes that regulate its dynamics in different environments. It prepares to acquire data on the ground and in the laboratory and to process these data to obtain information inherent in geological-environmental problems. The objective of the course of study is to train professionals capable of dealing with geological problems both of a technical and professional nature and of scientific research.

The first year is aimed at studying the basic quantitative disciplines (mathematics, physics and chemistry) and introducing the fundamental concepts of geology. In second year the study of geological materials (minerals, rocks, sediments, and waters) and the main geodynamic environments is addressed in detail. Finally, in the third year the student will be directed toward more specific aspects inherent in the mapping of geological bodies, georesources, and technical geology. The training is complemented by internships, excursions, and geological field campaigns. 


Daniele Spallarossa

Dear students, welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences. We look forward to guiding you on a path of growth in your knowledge of the different aspects of Earth dynamics and the professional fields in which these skills are fundamental. It will be a path made up of study, laboratory and field exercises, and professional internships, accompanied by a helpful and attentive teaching staff.

Daniele Spallarossa

Where we are

Department of Earth Sciences of Environment and Life - DISTAV
Corso Europa 26
16132 Genoa


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