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All students must have a university entrance qualification. See Massey University undergraduate entry requirements.
Intending students are recommended to take english, mathematics, chemistry, physics and geography up to NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent).
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
Students are expected to take core courses in stratigraphy and structure, structural geology, volcanology and mineralogy, and pedology and geology. Thereafter you choose from courses in sedimentology and paleoenvironments, plate tectonics and New Zealand geology, remote sensing, geographical information systems, and field work courses.
A major in Earth Science is available internally at the Manawatu campus, and courses required for a major are available via distance learning (but not necessarily all in any one year).
Some students select Earth Science courses to complement majors in Chemistry, Ecology, Geography, Plant Science, Zoology, and the minor in Environmental Science.
To plan your study and see what courses are necessary to complete your degree please click on the regulations button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected. .
For each course, check for prerequisites, co-requisites and restrictions that may affect you, by searching the course code in the Course Search.
In addition to these five courses, choose three elective courses. It is easy to select additional 100-level (first year) courses that will allow you to add another major or minor to your degree or pursue an alternative major in your second year. Check that any additional majors and minors that you would like to add are available at your campus or can be completed with distance study.
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