undergraduate

Geology

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about the

Program

The undergraduate program in Geology offered by the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) has as its main objective the study of the ‘Origin and Evolution of our Planet Earth’.
This program forms geologists, who are professionals with the ability to ‘read the rocks’ and extract from them the information related to their formation and evolution; they are ‘interpreters’ of the language that hides the mountains and valleys; they are experts who translate to society the information contained in that extensive record of rocks that constitute the Earth’s lithosphere and our planet in general. All this geological knowledge generated by the geologist is in turn the basis for planning and projecting the future development of any society.

Bucaramanga, Santander: SNIES 706| Qualified Registration: MEN N.° 4014 of April 21, 2010.

DEGREE:

Geologist

DuraTiOn:

10 Semesters

Education LEVEL:

Undergraduate

ModaliTY:

In-person

CAMPUS:

Main Campus, Bucaramanga

APPLICANT

Profile

The applicant to the Geology program must be willing to work in a group and interdisciplinary manner, both in the field and in the laboratory.
The applicant must have good capacity for observation and analysis, to identify and reveal the origin, evolution and cause-and-effect relationships of geological processes both active and fossil.
Applicants must be curious and motivated to explore the unknown, and uncover the ignomial, interested in the use of both new technologies and analytical tools used in the study of solid materials (minerals, rocks), liquids and gaseous.
Applicants must have a sense of direction and the ability to understand and relate the natural processes that develop on different space-time scales.

GRADUATE

Profile

The graduated geologist from the Universidad Industrial de Santander are able to perform tasks such as:
Exploration and exploitation of energy resources (oil, gas, coal, uranium, others), using geophysical, stratigraphic, structural and geochemical techniques.
Elaboration of geological maps at different study scales, using remote sensors and geographic information systems.
Exploration and exploitation of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits; water, including surface and groundwater.
Studies and profit processes of gold, silver, copper, iron, nickel, among other materials of economic interest.
Research in different areas of geology, such as igneous and metamorphic petrology, organic and inorganic geochemistry, water geochemistry, stratigraphy, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, environmental geology, geophysics, geomorphology, among others.
Interdisciplinary studies with engineers and professionals from other sciences (both basic and applied), aimed at generating and adapting pure and applied knowledge in problem-solving.
Perform other tasks of the geologist, as stated in Law 9 of September 30, 1974, which regulates the exercise of geology in Colombia.

LABOR

Field

The UIS geologists are able to perform tasks such as exploration and exploitation of oil, gas, coal; development of geological maps at local and regional scales; prospecting and exploitation of different types of mineral deposits (phosphoric rock, silica sands, emeralds, fluorite, barite, building materials, others); exploration and exploitation of water resources; prospecting, exploitation and profit of metal deposits (gold, silver, copper, iron, nickel, others); research in the areas of igneous-metamorphic petrology, organic geochemistry, water geochemistry, stratigraphy, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, environmental geology among others. In addition, they are able to work interdisciplinarity with professionals from other fields of knowledge.

OUR

Accreditations

High-Quality Accreditation: Resolution 573 of 22nd January 2018 of the MEN.

More information: Click here

CONTINUOUS

Improvement

The Geology program has implemented a process of continuous improvement that will allow future professionals to have a solid educational foundation with the capacity to manage innovative processes, emerging technologies, and anticipate the welfare and safety needs of the community. With this, students, employers, and society in general will be confident that the program meets quality standards and prepares graduates to enter a global workforce.

Program Educational Objectives

Geology graduates will be able to:

  1. Work in the private industry, governmental institutions, as consultants or independent professionals.
  2. Apply fundamental knowledge in the different disciplines of the Geology to solve problems framed in the Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. Recognize the need to use promote a sustainable use of our Earth resources, and the importance of including a socio-economic and environmental perspective into the geological activities

Student Outcomes

The program of Geology aims to develop the following student outcomes:

  • Approach to the scientific method.

The ability to identify, formulate and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics in areas relevant to the discipline.

  • The Application

The ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs.

  • The How

The ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data, and use scientific judgments to draw conclusions.

  • Communication

The ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.

  • The Context

The ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental and social contexts.

  • Group Work

The ability to function effectively in teams that set goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risks and uncertainty.

 

Historical Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Academic Period

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

Geology

Admitted

52

52

52

52

52

52

52

52

52

51

68

Enrolled

540

555

538

525

462

490

483

528

516

524

530

Graduates (Term)

24

52

58

76

25

33

20

40

42

39

15

 

APPLICANT

Profile

The aspiring Geology program must be willing to work in a group and interdisciplinary manner, both in the field and in the laboratory.

It must be a person with a good capacity for observation and analysis, in order to identify and reveal the origin, evolution and cause-and-effect relationships of geological processes both active and fossil.

He must be a curious person, motivated to explore the unknown and uncover the ignomial.

He must be a person interested in the use of both new technologies and analytical tools used in the study of solid materials (minerals, rocks), liquids and gaseous.

You must be a person with a sense of direction and an ability to understand and relate the natural processes that develop on different space-time scales.

GRADUATE

Profile

The graduated geologist from the Universidad Industrial de Santander will be able to perform in tasks such as:

  • Exploration and exploitation of energy resources (oil, gas, coal, uranium, others), using geophysical, stratigraphic, structural and geochemical techniques.
  • Elaboration of geological maps at different study scales, using remote sensors and geographic information systems.
  • Exploration and exploitation of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits; water, including surface and groundwater.
  • Studies and profit processes of gold, silver, copper, iron, nickel, among other materials of economic interest.
  • Research in different areas of geology, such as igneous and metamorphic petrology, organic and inorganic geochemistry, water geochemistry, stratigraphy, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, environmental geology, geophysics, geomorphology, among others.
  • Interdisciplinary studies with engineers and professionals from other sciences (both basic and applied), aimed at generating and adapting pure and applied knowledge in problem solving.
  • Perform other tasks of the geologist, as stated in Law 9 of September 30, 1974, which regulates the exercise of geology in Colombia.

Labor

Field

The UIS geologist will be able to perform in tasks such as: exploration and exploitation of oil, gas, coal; development of geological maps at local and regional scales; prospecting and exploitation of different types of mineral deposits (phosphoric rock, silica sands, emeralds, fluorite, barite, building materials, others);  exploration and exploitation of water resources; prospecting, exploitation and profit of metal deposits (gold, silver, copper, iron, nickel, others); research in the areas of igneous-metamorphic petrology, organic geochemistry, water geochemistry, stratigraphy, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, environmental geology among others. In addition, you will be able to work interdisciplinaryly with professionals from other fields of knowledge.

OUR

Accreditations

High Quality Accreditation: Resolution 573 of 22 January 2018 of the MEN.

More information: Click here

CONTINUOUS

Improvement

The Geology program has implemented a process of continuous improvement that will allow future professionals to have a solid educational foundation with the capacity to manage innovative processes, emerging technologies, and anticipate the welfare and safety needs of the community. With this, students, employers, and society in general will be confident that the program meets quality standards and prepares graduates to enter a global workforce.

Program Educational Objectives

Geology graduates will be able to:

  1. Work in the private industry, governmental institutions, as consultants or independent professionals.
  2. Apply fundamental knowledge in the different disciplines of the Geology to solve problems framed in the Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. Recognize the need to use promote a sustainable use of our Earth resources, and the importance of including a socio-economic and environmental perspective into the geological activities

Student Outcomes

The program of Geology aims to develop the following student outcomes:

  • Approach to the scientific method.

The ability to identify, formulate and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics in areas relevant to the discipline.

  • The Application

The ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs.

  • The How

The ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data, and use scientific judgments to draw conclusions.

  • Communication

The ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.

  • The Context

The ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental and social contexts.

  • Group Work

The ability to function effectively in teams that set goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risks and uncertainty.

 

Historical Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Academic Period

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

Geology

Admitted

52

52

52

52

52

52

52

52

52

51

68

Enrolled

540

555

538

525

462

490

483

528

516

524

530

Graduates (Term)

24

52

58

76

25

33

20

40

42

39

15

 

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SEA UIS
Supports

all about our program

Academic

Curriculum

 

Code:  20252                          Credits:    4  - Calculation I


Code:  20314                          Credits:    4  - Chemistry I


Code:  22109                          Credits:    3  - Citizen Ethics


Code:  22979                          Credits:    4  - Lineal Algebra


Code:  23051                          Credits:    3  - Introduction to Geosciences


Code:  23427                          Credits:    3  - Language Workshop


Code:  24948                          Credits:    0  -  University Life and Culture


Code:  20253                          Credits:    4  - Calculation II


Code:  22950                          Credits:    4  - Physics I


Code:  23015                          Credits:    4  - Descriptive Geometry


Code:  23079                          Credits:    4  - Chemistry II


Code:  23080                          Credits:    4  - Mineralogy I


Code:  23423                          Credits:    1  - Physical and Sports Culture


 

Code:  20254                          Credits:    4  - Calculation III


Code:  22953                          Credits:    4  - Physics II


Code:  23081                          Credits:    4  - Mineralogy II


Code:  23082                          Credits:    3  - Mapping


Code:  23083                          Credits:    2  - Biology for Geology


Code:  23424                          Credits:    4  - English I


 

Code:  22956                          Credits:    4  - Physics III


Code:  23084                          Credits:    4  - Geophysical Methods


Code:  23085                          Credits:    4  - Sedimentology for Geologist


Code:  23086                          Credits:    4  - Paleontology I


Code:  23425                          Credits:    4  - English II


 

Code:  23087                          Credits:    4  - Remote Sensing


Code:  23088                          Credits:    4  - Igneous Petrology


Code:  23089                          Credits:    4  - Stratigraphy


Code:  23090                          Credits:    4  - Geomorphology


Code:  23091                          Credits:    4  - Structural Geology


Code:  23092                          Credits:    4  - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Code:  23093                          Credits:    4  - Historical Geology


Code:  23094                          Credits:    4  - Metamorphic Petrology


Code:  23095                          Credits:    4  - Field I


Code:  23096                          Credits:    3  - Geostatistics


Code:  00002                          Credits:    2  - Optinal Subject


Code:  23097                          Credits:    4  - Hydrogeology


Code:  23098                          Credits:    4  - Geochemistry


Code:  23099                          Credits:     4 - Field II


Code:  23100                          Credits:    3  - Instrumental Analysis Techniques


Code:  00002                          Credits:    2  - Optional Subject


 

Code:  23101                          Credits:    4  - Environmental Geology


Code:  23102                          Credits:    3  - Economy of the Georeourses


Code:  23103                          Credits:    4  - Mineral Deposits


Code:  23104                          Credits:    4  - Hidrocarbon Geology


Code:  00003                          Credits:    4  - Profesional Technical Subjects


Code:  22964                          Credits:    3  - Business Address I


Code:  22975                          Credits:    3- Final Undergraduate Work I


Code:  23105                          Credits:    4  - Colombian Geology


Code:  00003                          Credits:    4  - Professional Technical Subjects


Code:  22977                          Credits:    7  - Final Undergraduate Work II


 

Code:  23106                          Credits:    4  - Sedimentary Basin Analysis


Code:  23107                          Credits:    4  - Coal Geology


Code:  23108                          Credits:    4  - Geofluids


Code:  23109                          Credits:    4  - Mining Fundamentals


Code:  23110                          Credits:    4  - Environmental Mining Geology


Code:  23111                          Credits:    4  - Mining Legislation


Code:  23112                          Credits:    4  - Geological Engineering and Geotechnics


Code:  23113                          Credits:    4  - Paleontology II


Code:  23114                          Credits:    4  - Applied Geophysics


Code:  23115                          Credits:    4  - Advanced Structural Geology


Code:  23116                          Credits:    4  - Advanced Stratigraphy


Code:  23117                          Credits:    4  - Field III


Code:  23118                          Credits:    4  - Mining Geology


KEEP IN MIND

Additional Information

2nd semester

2022

* Subject to demand

Collection opening

2022 May 18

 

Collection closing

2022 June 22

Registration opening

2022 May 19

 

Registration closing

2022 June 24

Admission results

2022 July 21

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Anyone who meets the following requirements may register:

  • Having passed the tenth grade or being in the process of doing so.
  • Having taken the Saber 11 State Examination as of 2016.
  • A minimum score of 31 points in each of the tests that make up the State Test: Mathematics, Critical Reading, Social and Citizenship, Natural Sciences and English.

NOTICE 1:For applicants exempted from the English test, according to Article 1 of Decree 34 of 1980 of the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, only the scores in Mathematics, Critical Reading, Social and Citizenship, and Natural Sciences will be taken into account.

A person may not register, even if he/she complies with the above requirements and if he/she does so, his/her registration will be cancelled:

  • He/she is enrolled in any academic program of studies at the UIS.
  • He/she has a disciplinary sanction in force at the UIS.
  • He/she has lost student status for poor academic performance on more than one occasion.
  • He/she is applying to the same program of study from which he/she was excluded due to poor academic performance or has not renewed enrollment in said program.
  • He/she has initiated without concluding studies, more than one Academic Program at the UIS. No person may attend more than two undergraduate programs at the UIS. Article 5, Agreement 16 of 2008 of the Superior Council.

NOTICE 2:In case of being admitted, the student who obtained his bachelor’s degree abroad or its equivalent, must submit the validation of the degree to the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, if you have not done the procedure enter this link


Additional requirements

(Si no hay borrar esta y la línea anterior)

Inscription

$100.000

FOR 1 PROGRAM

 

Inscription

$150.000

FOR 2 PROGRAMS

The semester is settled according to the economic capacity of the family unit. Occila between 1 and 8 SMLMV. * SMLMV is equivalent to the legal monthly minimum wage in Colombia, at the time of settlement.

For more information, contact the Admissions and Academic Registry.

Maximum 2 enrollment programs.

KEEP IN MIND

Additional Information

2nd semester

2022

* Subject to demand




Bucaramanga

Collection opening

2022 May 18

Collection closing

2022 June 22

Registration opening

2022 May 19

Registration closing

2022 June 24

Admission results

2022 July 21

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Anyone who meets the following requirements may register:

  • Having passed the tenth grade or being in the process of doing so.
  • Having taken the Saber 11 State Examination as of 2016.
  • A minimum score of 31 points in each of the tests that make up the State Test: Mathematics, Critical Reading, Social and Citizenship, Natural Sciences and English.

NOTICE 1:For applicants exempted from the English test, according to Article 1 of Decree 34 of 1980 of the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, only the scores in Mathematics, Critical Reading, Social and Citizenship, and Natural Sciences will be taken into account.

A person may not register, even if he/she complies with the above requirements and if he/she does so, his/her registration will be cancelled:

  • He/she is enrolled in any academic program of studies at the UIS.
  • He/she has a disciplinary sanction in force at the UIS.
  • He/she has lost student status for poor academic performance on more than one occasion.
  • He/she is applying to the same program of study from which he/she was excluded due to poor academic performance or has not renewed enrollment in said program.
  • He/she has initiated without concluding studies, more than one Academic Program at the UIS. No person may attend more than two undergraduate programs at the UIS. Article 5, Agreement 16 of 2008 of the Superior Council.

NOTICE 2:In case of being admitted, the student who obtained his bachelor’s degree abroad or its equivalent, must submit the validation of the degree to the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, if you have not done the procedure enter this link

Inscription

$100.000

FOR 1 PROGRAM


Inscription

$150.000

FOR 2 PROGRAMS


The semester is settled according to the economic capacity of the family unit. Occila between 1 and 8 SMLMV. * SMLMV is equivalent to the legal monthly minimum wage in Colombia, at the time of settlement.

For more information, contact the Admissions and Academic Registry Office.

Maximum 2 enrollment programs.

program

Professors

Luis Carlos Mantilla Figueroa

Doctor (Ph.D) of Petrology and Geochemistry

Carlos Alberto García Ramírez

Doctor (Ph.D.) of Geology and Mineralogy

Gatsby Emperatriz López Otálvaro

Doctor of Earth Sciences

Luis Enrique Cruz Guevara

Doctor of Geology

Francisco Alberto Velandia Patiño

Doctor of Geosciencies

Rocio del Pilar Bernal Olaya

Doctor of Geology

Carlos Alberto Ríos Reyes

Doctor of Applied Sciences

Sait Khurama Velásquez

PhD candidate in Planet Sciences and the Universe

Mario García González

Doctor of Organic Geochemistry

Juan Diego Colegial Gutierrez

Doctor of Geological Sciences

Giovanny Jimenez Diaz.

Doctor of Geodynamics

Joaquín Andrés Valencia Ortiz

Ms. C in Environmental Geology

Mauricio Andrés Vásquez Pinto

Master's candidate in Geophysics focused on research

Leily Johanna Candela Becerra

Specialist in Remote Sensing and GIS of the National University of Luján (Argentina)

Jairo Clavijo Torres

Master Sciences of the Friendship University of the Peoples of Russia

Edith Katherine Jerez Heredia

Master's Degree in Earth Sciences with An Emphasis on Volcanology from EAFIT University

Eliecer Uribe Portilla

Magister in Geology

Hernán Darío Madero Pinzón

Magister in Geology

Eduardo Castro Marín

Master of Science in Geological Engineering

Ricardo Amorocho Parra

M.Sc. in Geology

Angelica Álvarez Naranjo

Doctor of Structural and Technical Geology

German David Meza Caceres

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Computer Science

Ana Milena Cardozo Ortiz

Master's degree in the Mining Chamber of Peru in Geological Engineering with an emphasis on hydrology and mining prospecting

Katherine Andrea León Palma

Master in Geosciences - Universidade Federal do Amazonas.

Julián David De Bedout Ordóñez

Master's degree in Oil and Gas Engineering with an emphasis on hydrocarbon management and economics from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia).

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and allies

The UIS has established different agreements with national and international entities in order to have a greater impact on their training, teaching, research and related processes in the articulation of the public university with the different social actors.

 

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Geology School

Telephone: 

+57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2306 

E-mail: secregeo@uis.edu.co

UIS Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Jorge Bautista Vesga Building, second floor, Office 213

Industrial University of Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

Geology School

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2306 

E-mail:

secregeo@uis.edu.co

UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Address:

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga, segundo piso. Oficina 213, Secretaría de Escuela.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

Geology School

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2306 

E-mail:

secregeo@uis.edu.co

UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Address:

Cra 27 calle 9, Ciudad Universitaria. Edificio Jorge Bautista Vesga, segundo piso. Oficina 213, Secretaría de Escuela.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.