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Why

The Bachelor's degree trains new generations of geologists capable of dealing with problems related to understanding Earth dynamics (volcanism, genesis of mountain ranges and ocean basins), technical land management (properties of geological materials, water and mineral resources) and geological hazards (floods, landslides, seismicity, coastal erosion).

The curriculum includes compulsory and student-choice courses that provide the fundamentals of modern geological culture. Theoretical knowledge and practical experience are provided through lectures, laboratories and field trips. Additional credits are devoted to internships in companies or research laboratories, and writing a small final thesis project.

The main disciplines are:

Geology and Paleontology

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They are concerned with understanding and modeling geological processes related to the deep and surface dynamics of the lithosphere, surface dynamic processes of sediments, reconstruction of paleoenvironments, and the evolution of life in the past

Geomorphology and Applied Geology

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Provide knowledge for understanding environmental dynamics, for finding and using groundwater resources and geomaterials, for assessing and mitigating geologic hazards, and for establishing geologic-technical models related to applied and engineering problems

Geochemistry, Petrology, Mineralogy, Georisources

Provide detailed knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of minerals, rocks, fluids, and geomaterials for understanding petrogenetic processes, sustainable exploitation of energy, water, and reservoir resources, and mitigation of environmental hazards

Geophysics

It is concerned with the study of the structure and processes of the solid and fluid, shallow and deep Earth, through seismological analysis and quantitative modeling of physical parameters of Earth materials