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Info 2023/2024

Degree type
Bachelor degree course
Duration and credits
Free access
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
Head of programme
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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

  • Geophysics

    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.

Course Coordinator

Where we are

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


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