WHY STUDYING EARTH SCIENCES PROGRAMMES (APPLIED GEOPHYSICS OR GEOLOGY) IN ANCHOR UNIVERSITY?

The fact that Earth sciences is the study of Earth's structure, properties, processes, and four and a half billion years of biotic evolution. Therefore, it is of great importance to acquire solid knowledge from seasoned professionals in the field. And, this is what Anchor University provides her undergraduates. On earth sciences (Geology or Applied Geophysics), degree programme, one will acquire: the structure, processes, and properties of the planet, as well as the global nearly 4.5 billion years of biotic evolution. Hence, the term “earth sciences” has to do with the study of solid earth, meteorology, water flowing on or beneath continental surfaces (hydrology, hydrogeology) etc.

The trending developments in the “earth sciences” now, provide an understanding of changing environments, the natural distribution of energy resources; with the various methodologies for mitigating and predicting the effects of geological disasters, such as: earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, and landslides.

An earth science degree programme involves the study of all other domain of science. There are many benefits attached to the degree in this field of study. These include varied and exciting earth science careers, work opportunity around the globe, and the unique possibility to make positive impact in the world. The following are the benefits of studying earth sciences related courses in Anchor University Lagos:

  1. Limitless Labour Market.
    A major benefit of earth science careers is that, one stands the chance of being employed anywhere in the world. Earth scientists are needed in all the continents of the world. In preparation for this, the lecturers and researchers in the Department expose students to the various opportunities available globally in the course of study.
  2. Fieldwork and research.
    Whatever area of programme one specialises in, (Geology or Applied Geophysics), the graduates will be exposed to fieldwork. Researches on data acquisition, processed and interpreted in solving real life problem, such as mineral exploration, groundwater related problems, oil and gas etc. are taught.
  3. Transferable skills.
    In the course of the programme in Anchor University, Lagos, students acquire and develop specialised knowledge of the course in a project-based learning method. Hence, one will acquire transferable skills applicable to other career paths and areas of life. Therefore, one becomes an entrepreneur who will be able to transfer skills to practical scene, such as:
    1. Data collection
    2. Observation
    3. Analysis
    4. Presenting information
    5. Understanding and processing textual, oral, numerical, and graphical data.