Geological Sciences

  • Acquisition of basic and applied knowledge and skills in the many disciplines of geosciences; the program fosters the development of transversal skills
  • Theoretical lessons and several practical and multidisciplinary activities in labs and field surveys
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment
  • Internships at advanced laboratories, companies, enterprises, professional firms
  • Job opportunities in expansion
  • Excellent basis to access Master’s Degree Program


Topics and focus:

  • Geological-paleontological and geomorphological disciplines
  • Mineralogical, petrographic and geochemical disciplines
  • Geophysical disciplines
  • Applied geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology
  • Applications to land management, risks, geo-resources

Teaching approaches:

  • Theory and practical exercises, laboratories, field survey in the area
  • Individual or group projects and problem solving
  • Internships at university or in external companies/institutions
  • Constant contact with teachers and tutors


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
L34 Geological Sciences
50 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The program trains experts to understand the constitutive elements and the endogenous and exogenous dynamics of planet Earth, by integrating basic and applied multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in geology, mineralogy, petrography, paleontology, geochemistry, geophysics, geotechnics, geomorphology and remote sensing, through the scientific-experimental method and practical activities in the laboratory and in the field. Internships are organized in the labs of the Department or in extra-university facilities (companies, public offices, and independent professional firms) to foster direct contact with the world of work.



A high school diploma or any other foreign qualification recognized by the University is required. The ideal candidate has an interest in geology in its fascinating but also technical and applicative aspects concerning natural hazards, territorial planning, geo-resources and environmental sustainability.

The program aims at educating experts of the territory, able to carry out geological surveys and geo-gnostic investigations, draw up geological maps, acquire, interpret and disseminate data concerning the Geosciences, provide solutions to numerous geological and environmental problems related to natural hazards, geo-resources and sustainable land management


They are growing rapidly thanks to innovative technologies and the increasingly wider skills of geologists, who can work freelance as a Junior geologist, or work in businesses/companies operating in different sectors: geo-gnostic, geotechnical, water resources and geothermal, minerals and industrial rocks, land monitoring, as well as oil companies


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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