An applicant may be considered for admission as a regular degree-seeking graduate student in Geology if he or she qualifies in all of the following:
GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or above in all subjects over the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
GPA of 3.0 or above in undergraduate major courses.
GPA of 3.0 or above in undergraduate chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics courses.
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score of 50 percentile, or above, as an average for the three general areas (verbal, quantitative, analytical).
Foreign students, who speak English as a second language, must score above 550 on the TOEFL examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Provisional Admittance: An application may be considered for admission as a provisional graduate student in Geology if he or she is slightly deficient in one or more of the above requirements. Overall GPA below 2.85 is automatically rejected by the BYU Graduate Office. The Geology faculty will propose a plan for remedial work, which the student must agree to and which is spelled out in detail on Form 1b and filed with the Graduate Office and Department of Geological Sciences at the time of admission. This form is a contract and all remedial work must be completed before the thesis defense and graduate oral examination will be scheduled.