BSc Geology

BSc Geology

4 years
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How did Mount Everest, the highest place on earth, come into being? Why do the rocks of the Andes Mountains in South America contain fossils of ocean fish? As geology majors explore the Earth's history, they gain valuable insight into some of today's most pressing concerns, such as global climate change.

If you study geology, you’ll learn about the Earth's treasures, such as fossils and gems, as well as its dangers, such as volcanoes and earthquakes.

Geology students look at the earth and the forces acting upon it, including the solids, liquids, and gasses that make it up. Study includes such topics as historical geology, rock and soil chemistry, and the use of minerals in industry.


The candidate must have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations (with Biological or Physical Stream) with Minimum 'C' grade in all subjects to be eligible for admission in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Geology program of Tribhuvan University. 

Curricular Structure

B.Sc. First Year Geology (Geo. 101)

Course Contents

Fundamentals of Geology

Crystallography and Mineralogy

Structure Geology

B.Sc. Second Year Geology (Geo. 201)

Course Contents


  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Sedimentary Petrology

Palaeontology and Historical Geology


B.Sc. Third Year Geology

A) Geology of economic mineral deposits, Stratigraphy and Geology of Nepal, Geochemistry and Geophysics (Geo. 301) Regular

Course Contents

Geology of economic mineral deposits

Stratigraphy and Geology of Nepal

Geochemistry and Geophysics

B) Geomorphology - Elective (Geo. 303)

Course Contents

  • Basic Concepts
  • Processes and types of weathering
  • Igneous activity and landforms
  • Structural landforms
  • Lithology and landforms
  • Mass movements
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Coastal and aeolian geomorphology
  • Glacial geomorphology
  • Climatic change and Polygenetic landforms
  • Applied geomorphology

B.Sc. Fourth Year Geology

A) Exploration Geology and Mining Geology (Geo. 401)

Course Contents

Exploration Geology

Mining Geology

B) Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (Geo. 403)

Course Contents

Engineering Geology


C) Fundamentals of Economics and Management (Geo. 407)

Course Contents



Revised Syllabus B.Sc First year and Second year-2073.pdf

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