BSc - Bachelor of Earth Sciences

General

Program Description

BSc - Bachelor of Earth Sciences

The subject areas of earth sciences provide general teaching in the fields of the sciences of the Earth, universe and the environment, centered on multi-disciplinary foundations acquired in the BGPC programme (biology, geology, physics, chemistry) of the integration cycle (first year of license) at UPMC. The teaching in earth sciences at levels L2 and L3 correspond to fundamental knowledge – both theoretical and practical – in the discipline.

The objective is to give students an education which combines observations and measurements of land, experiments, and modeling while integrating all of the professions in the sector: geology, paleontology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, geotechnics.

The geotechnics option in partnership with the national conservatory of arts and professions is specialization in L3.

Opportunities

Further studies

Master’s degree in sciences of the universe of the environment.

Professional integration

A partnership with the national conservatory for the arts and professions opens the way to professional master’s degrees. A professional license in hydrology (water, quality resources, and the environment) has been available since 2007 (entry at level L3). Students who have this license can also enter teaching careers (primary-school teachers, secondary-school teachers).

Organization

The subject area of earth sciences offers TUs that allow for a large scope of choice in the organization of your programme of study.

Level L2

Basics of tectonics and cartography, paleontology, mineralogy, stratigraphy, geophysics, geochemistry, mathematics, and statistics applied to the earth sciences, fieldwork placement, etc.

Level L3

Introduction to hydrology, sedimentology and sedimentary environments, geophysics and the physics of rocks, computer science applied to the earth sciences, surface geochemistry, the geology of France, petrology, fieldwork placements and geotechnical programmes (basics of geotechnics 1 and 2).


Well-targeted public

The subject area of earth sciences is open to students:

- who are looking to be trained for professions related to the sciences of the Earth and environment

- want to work in professions related to the teaching of the sciences of life, the Earth and the universe and who wish to do a programme of study that prepares them for the competitive teaching exams

Last updated February 2018

About the School

In 2009, UPMC celebrated both the rehabilitation of the Zamansky tour and nine centuries of university activity on the site of the Saint Victor Abbey, renowned as a center of the Western intellectual ... Read More

In 2009, UPMC celebrated both the rehabilitation of the Zamansky tour and nine centuries of university activity on the site of the Saint Victor Abbey, renowned as a center of the Western intellectual renaissance, with a famous library and a training center for clerics. This school, founded by Guillaume de Champeaux in 1109, played a major role in the intellectual effervescence of the Latin Quarter for several centuries.Grammar, rhetoric, dialectics, music, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and even technology were all taught there.After the Revolution, the site was occupied by various warehouses, then the “halle aux vins”, before being reintegrated into the world of research as a part of the Faculty of Science of the University of Paris in 1959.Under André Malraux’s leadership, the decision on the Albert project and the tower were made in 1963. And nine hundred years later, UPMC continues the quest for knowledge of the highest order in the heart of Paris. Faculties and institutesUPMC is composed of seven departments and faculties: chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics, life sciences, earth sciences, environment, and biodiversity. It also boasts an engineering school - Polytech'Paris UPMC, the Paris Astrophysics Institute, the Henri Poincaré Institute and 3 marine stations at Roscoff, Banyuls, and Villefranche-sur-Mer that have Universe sciences observatory (OSU) status.Within the faculty of mathematics is ISUP, the premier school of statistics in France.UPMC and the Val-d'Oise Yvelines chamber of commerce came together to create the first apprenticeship training body within a university framework: CFA UPMC. Read less