BS GeoSciences
Last updated on November 4th, 2020

*With Specializations: Marine Geology; Marine Geophysics; GIS & Remote Sensing

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

Geosciences is an applied science where specialized geoscientists apply scientific methods and formulate hypothesis after gathering data about the natural resources and then test their hypothesis by application of exploration techniques. Currently, in the age of increasing energy demand with decrease in energy resources; need of minerals and water resources, and growing environmental concerns, the human society is facing multi-dimensional challenges.  It is imperative that knowledge of diversified fields of geosciences is well utilized in several exploration and surveying projects with sustainable development. Geosciences is an art as well as science with intellectual thinking and adventurism in both terrestrial and marine environments. Hence, the objectives of studying Geoscience are:

  1. To introduce modern techniques of applied science used in the exploration of natural resources in terrestrial as well as in offshore environments.
  2. To equip the students with critical analysis in quantifying the economic resources such as minerals, oil/gas, coal, and groundwater, etc.
  3. To enable the students to integrate allied disciplines: Geology, Geophysics, Environmental Sciences, Earthquake Seismology, GIS & Remote Sensing.
  4. To adopt holistic approach towards exploitation of natural resources for their contribution to national economy.
  5. To foster effective oral written and interpersonal skills with ethical values.

LEARNING OUTCOME OF THE PROGRAM

Geosciences has created enhanced career opportunities for geologists, environmentalists, geophysicists, seismologists, etc. to work for society’s demands for natural resources while maintaining sustainable Earth’s natural environments. After completion of the degree program in Geosciences, the students will be able:

  1. to apply knowledge of Geosciences with integrated research approach in natural resource exploration activities.
  2. to utilize emerging techniques, skills, and tools necessary to study geosciences.
  3. to communicate effectively regarding geoscience with excellent written and oral skills with maximum ethical values.
  4. to work effectively in groups/team environment to accomplish a common goal for national development
  5. to pursue continuous professional development and higher studies and enhance capabilities as an individual and for the mankind.

BS Geosciences with Specialization in

  1. Marine Geophysics
  2. Marine Geology
  3. GIS and Remote Sensing

ROAD MAP OF BS – GEOSCIENCES PROGRAM

 

YEAR-1

Semester I

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs
PAK 101 Pakistan studies 2 2
ISL 101 Islamic Studies 2 2
ENG 103 English I 3 3
GEO 101 Introduction to Geosciences 2+1 3
MAT 105 Mathematics (for pre-med.) 0 3
CSC 105 Introduction to Computers 2+1 3
PHY 101 Physics 2+1 3
Total 16 16

 

 

Semester II

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs.
ENG 104 English II 3 3
GEO 110 Fundamentals of Geography & Geomorphology 3 3
GEO 115 Introduction To Geophysics 3 3
GEO 120 Field Geology 2+1 3
MAT 115 Calculus & Analytical Geometry 3 3
CHM 105 Chemistry 2+1 3
Total 18 18

 

YEAR-2

Semester III

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs.
ENG 232 Oral Communication 3 3
GEO 205 Structural Geology 2+1 3
GEO 210 Mineralogy & Crystallography 2+1 3
CSC 205 Programming Fundamentals 2+1 3
ENV 245 Introduction to Oceanography 3 3
 

HSS 107

HSS 111

HSS 115

HSS 201

HSS 202

One of The Following:

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to IR

Introduction to Media Studies

Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to Sociology

3 3
Total 18 18

 

 

Semester IV

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs.
GEO 215 Sedimentology 3 3
MAT 205 Statistics 2+1 3
GEO 225 Geochemistry 2+1 3
GEO 230 Geo-tectonics 3 3
 

HSS 107

HSS 111

HSS 115

HSS 201

HSS 202

One of The Following:

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to IR

Introduction to Media Studies

Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to Sociology

3 3
Total 15 15

 

Field Work – I

GEO 280 Geosciences Field Work and Report-I 0+2 2

 

YEAR-3

Semester V

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs.
GEO 305 Environmental Geology 2+1 3
GEO 302 Geophysical Exploration Methods 2+1 3
GEO 315 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology 2+1 3
GEO 350 Geology of Pakistan 3 3
GEO 437 GIS & Remote Sensing 2+1 3
GEO 325 Stratigraphy of Pakistan 3 3
Total 18 18

Semester VI

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs.
GEO 320 Marine Geology 2+1 3
GEO 335 Earthquake Seismology 2+1 3
GEO 410 Engineering Geology 2+1 3
GEO 345 Petroleum Geology 3 3
GEO 425 Research Methodology 2 2
Total 14 14

Field Work – II

GEO 380 Geosciences Field Work and Report II 0+2 2

 

YEAR-4 (Specialization Year)* **

Semester VII

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs.
GEO XXX Specialize Course – I 2+1 3
GEO XXX Specialize Course – II 2+1 3
GEO XXX Specialize Course – III 2+1 3
GEO XXX Specialize Course – IV 2+1 3
GEO XXX Specialize Course – V 2+1 3
Total 15 15

Field Work-III

GEO 480 Geosciences Field Work and Report III 0+2 2

 

 

 

Semester VIII

Course Code Course Title Credit hours (T&L) Total Credit Hrs.
GEO XXX Specialize Course – VI 2+1 3
GEO XXX Specialize Course – VII 2+1 3
ENV 425 Occupational Health & Safety 3+0 3
GEO 490 Thesis 0+6 6
Total 15 15
Grand Total 135 CH

 

All Courses in the Specialization will be offered during Year-IV (semester VII-VIII) and will be of 400s Level

** The courses under Specialization mentioned as GEO XXX (above) will be picked up from listed courses given below, accordingly.

 

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

  1. The following 3-Specializations/choices , i.e., Marine Geology; Marine Geophysics; & GIS & Remote Sensing, will be offered to students at Semester-VII, to choose from. The list of courses for each specialization is listed below:

 

  Marine Geology Marine Geophysics GIS & RS
1 GEO 461 – Coastal Geology & Geomorphology GEO 461 – Coastal Geology & Geomorphology GEO 481- GIS Database Management
2 GEO 462 – Physical Oceanography & Surveying GEO 475 – Seismic Data Interpretation GEO 482 – Satellite Image Processing
3 GEO 463 – Ocean Crust Sedimentation GEO 463 – Ocean Crust Sedimentation GEO 483 – GIS Data Analysis
4 GEO 445- Seismic Stratigraphy GEO 445 – Seismic Stratigraphy GEO 484 – Cartography & Mapping
5 GEO 415 – Economic Geology GEO 441 – Applied Borehole Geophysics GEO 485 – GIS Surveying & GPS Tech.
6 GEO 420 – Hydrogeology GEO 420 – Hydrogeology GEO 486 – Mapping of Natural Resources
7 GEO 444 – Applied GIS & RS Techniques