DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY

BS (4-years) Program in Geology


Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of BS in Geology Degree, a student is required to earn prescribed number of credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 out of 4.

Salient features

Duration:      4-Years
Semesters:    8
No. of courses: 43
Field Work:    03
Research project:  01
Credit Hours: 131

SCHEME OF STUDY

Semester I (First Year)

Semester I

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Chem. 301

Chemistry I

2+1

3

Eng. 301

English I

3+0

3

Geol. 301

Introduction to Geology

3+0

3

Math. 301

Mathematics I

3+0

3

Phy. 301

Physics I

2+1

3

Pak. St. 301

Pakistan Studies

2+0

2

Total

 

 

17

 Semester II (First Year)

Semester II

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Chem. 302

Chemistry II

2+1

3

Eng. 302

Communication Skills (English II)

3+0

3

Geol. 302

Geomorphology

2+1

3

Math. 302

Mathematics II

3+0

3

Phy. 302

Physics II

2+1

3

Geol. 303

Geological Fieldwork I

0+2

2

Total

 

 

17

Semester III (Second Year)

Semester III

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Comp. 401

Computer Applications in Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 401

Introduction to Paleontology

2+1

3

Geol. 402

Stratigraphy

2+1

3

Geol. 403

Geostatistics

2+1

3

Geol. 404

Mineralogy

2+1

3

Isl. St./Eth.
401

Islamic Studies/Ethics

2+0

2

Total

 

 

17

Semester IV (Second Year)


Semester IV

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Eng. 401

Tech. Report Writing (English III)

3+0

3

Geol. 405

Petrography

2+1

3

Geol. 406

Geological Fieldwork-II

0+2

2

Geol. 407

Structural Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 408

Igneous Petrology

2+1

3

Mgt. 401

Principles of Management

3+0

3

Total

 

 

17

 

Semester V (Third Year)

Semester V

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Geol. 501

Geotectonics

2+1

3

Geol. 502

Sedimentary Petrology

2+1

3

Geol. 503

Geophysics

2+1

3

Geol. 504

Field Geology

3+0

3

Geol. 505

Micropaleontology

2+1

3

Geol. 506

Introduction to GIS and RS

2+1

3

Total

 

 

18

Semester VI (Third Year)

Semester VI

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Geol. 507

Sequence Stratigraphy

2+1

3

Geol. 508

Geochemistry

2+1

3

Geol. 509

Petroleum Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 510

Engineering Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 511

Metamorphic Petrology

2+1

3

Geol. 512

Geological Fieldwork – III

0+2

2

Total

 

 

17

Semester VII (Fourth Year)

Semester VII

Course

Credit Hour 

Total 

Geol. 601

Geology of Pakistan

3+0

3

Geol. 602

Economic Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 603

Environmental Geology

2+1

3

Geol. 604

Hydrogeology

2+1

3

Geol. 605

Elective course

2+1

3

Geol. 606

Elective course

2+1

3

Total

 

 

18

Semester VIII (Fourth Year)

Semester VIII

Course

Credit Hour 

Total

Geol. 607

Elective Course

2+1

3

Geol. 608

Reading and Conference / Independent Study

0+1

1

Geol. 609

Thesis

0+6

6

Geol. 610

Internship/Practical Training

S/U*2 Based

Geol. 611

Comprehensive Oral Exam/Grand Viva Voce 

S/U*4 Based

Total

 

 

10

 

LIST OF GROUPS AND ELECTIVE COURSES

 


Groups

Elective Course

Credit Hour 

Group-I
Mineralogy and
Petrology
 

Geochemistry II

2+1

Igneous Petrogenesis

2+1

Metamorphic Petrology-II

2+1

Sedimentary Petrology-II

2+1

Mineralogy II

2+1

Group-II
Paleontology and Stratigraphy
 

Stratigraphy II

2+1

Micropaleontology II

2+1

Invertebrate Paleontology

2+1

Vertebrate Paleontology

2+1

Palynology and Paleonbotany

2+1

 
Group-III
Economic Geology
 

Ore Deposits

2+1

Mineral Exploration

2+1

Coal Geology

2+1

Mining Geology

2+1

Metalogeny and Plate Tectonics

2+1

Fundamentals Gemology

2+1

Descriptive Gemology

2+1

Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

2+1

Mineral Economics

2+1

Group-IV
Engineering Geology
 

Rock Mechanics

2+1

Soil Mechanics

2+1

Seismotectonics

2+1

 

Engineering Geology II         

2+1

 

 

Group-V
Petroleum Geosciences
 

Sequence Stratigraphy II

2+1

Petroleum Engineering

2+1

Reservoir Geology

2+1

Organic Geochemistry

2+1

Petroleum Geology of Pakistan

2+1

Geological and Geophysical Software Applications

2+1

Logging and Log Interpretation

2+1

Seismic Interpretation

2+1

Basin Modeling

2+1

 
Group-VI
Applied Geophysics
 

Seismic Stratigraphy

2+1

Earthquake Seismology

2+1

Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

2+1

Electrical and Radiometric Exploration Methods

2+1

Bore-Hole Geophysics

2+1

Seismic prospecting  

2+1

Gravity and Magnetic Methods

2+1

Rock Physics

2+1

 
Group-VII
Geochemistry
 

Thermodynamics

2+1

Geochemical Exploration

2+1

Stable Isotope Geochemistry

2+1

Radio Isotope Geochemistry

2+1

Low Temperature Geochemistry

2+1

High Temperature Geochemistry

2+1

 
Group-VIII
Sedimentology
 

Clastic Sedimentology

2+1

Carbonate Sedimentology

2+1

Basin Modeling

2+1

Quaternary Geology

2+1

Clay Mineralogy

2+1

Group-IX Hydrogeology

Hydrology

2+1

Groundwater Investigations

2+1

Groundwater Engineering

2+1

Hydrochemistry and Ground Water Pollution

2+1

Group-X
Industrial Mineralogy
 

Industrial Mineralogy-I

2+1

Industrial Mineralogy-II

2+1

Instrumental Techniques

2+1

Clay Mineralogy

2+1

Mineral Economics

2+1

Mineral Deposits of Pakistan

2+1

 
Group-XI
Marine Geology

Marine Geology

2+1

Oceanography

2+1

Marine Geochemistry

2+1

 

Geology of Arabian Sea

2+1

Group-XII
Environmental
Geosciences

Environmental Geology II

2+1

Soil and Water Resources

2+1

Environmental Hazards

2+1

Hydrological Systems and Environments

2+1

Environmental Impact Assessments  and Management

2+1

Natural Resource Management

2+1

Occupational Health and Safety

2+1

Group-XIII
Structure, Tectonics and Neotectonics

Structural Geology II

 
2+1

Metamorphic Structures

2+1

Applied Structural Techniques

2+1

Tectonics of Pakistan

3+0

Neotectonics

3+0

Seismotectonics

2+1

Quaternary Geology

2+1

Earth Quake Seismology

2+1

Geological  and Geophysical Software Applications

2+1

GROUP-XIV Coal Geology

Metallogeny and Plate Tectonics 

2+1

Exploration and Exploitation of Coal

2+1

Coal, Environment and Clean Coal Technology

2+1

Coal Geology 

2+1

Mining Geology 

2+1

GROUP-XV
GEOTECHNICAL
ENGINEERING

Earthquake Engineering and Risk Assessment

2+1

Ground Water System

2+1

Excavation and Tunneling

2+1

Engineering Foundation

2+1

Dam Engineering

2+1

Engineering Geology II

2+1

Rock Mechanics

2+1

Soil Mechanics

2+1