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ACCEPTANCE RATE

7.60%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

66%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

6:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

4

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$45,457

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Geology Degree

The geology degree program at Duke University will help students gain knowledge in the earth sciences, including the behavior of solids, liquids, and gases that compromise the earth, as well as the forces that act upon it. Students who graduate the geology degree program may follow a career path in paleontology, stratigraphy, geological mapping, and more. Courses include instruction in historical geology, geomorphology, and sedimentology, the chemistry of rocks and soils, mineralogy, petrology, geostatistics, volcanology, glaciology, and geophysical principles. Get more details below including other North Carolina colleges that offer geology degrees.

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Duke University

405 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC

Duke University, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Durham, NC, the school resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled annually at Duke University.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Duke University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions office. The most common test scores among students admitted to Duke University are in the range of 30 - 34 for the ACT exam, or 2020 - 2300 for the SAT exam. Competition for admissions among applicants is high, given that only 20% of students who applied are admitted to the school. More information regarding admissions can be found at admissions.duke.edu.

Tuition is approximately $46,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $7,400. Students at Duke University may qualify for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Duke University is the "Blue Devils", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division I-A)

Students who would like to learn more about Duke University can take a look at their website at http://www.duke.edu.

Students Enrolled in the Geology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Duke University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2019)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree0
Master's Degree1
Doctorate Degree5

Students by Gender (2019)

 Graduates
Male5
Female1

Students by Race (2019)

 Graduates
Asian1
White1
Non Resident Alien4

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2020: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Geology program at Duke University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
    • Total Employment: 110
    • Average Hourly Rate: $57.08
    • Average Annual Salary: $118730

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Description

Study the composition, structure, and other physical aspects of the Earth. May use geological, physics, and mathematics knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, minerals, or underground water; or in waste disposal, land reclamation, or other environmental problems. May study the Earth's internal composition, atmospheres, oceans, and its magnetic, electrical, and gravitational forces. Includes mineralogists, crystallographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, geodesists, and seismologists.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
    • Total Employment: 130
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.16
    • Average Annual Salary: $75210

Hydrologists

Description

Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, hydrologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.9% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Duke University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Duke University may provide services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Intercollegiate Athletics

Duke University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-FBS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Basketball (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Track and Field (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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