Free Online Geology Courses from Top Universities

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Online geology courses are offered for free by a top university - MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Courses cover subjects ranging form medical geology to geodynamics and can be accessed at any time with an internet connection and a laptop or home computer.
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Free Geology Courses

Free geology courses cover a variety of subjects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Students can download course materials online.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT offers a diverse assortment of online geology courses for free via its OpenCourseWare platform. Course topics include igneous petrology, trace element geochemistry, medical geology, and landscape evolution.

Free Online Geology Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Advanced Igneous Petrology course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/labs/study materials Yes Yes Yes
Geobiology course from MIT Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Trace Element Geochemistry course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Structure of Earth Materials course from MIT Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture notes/labs/image gallery Yes Yes Yes
Medical Geology/Geochemistry: An Exposure course from MIT Undergraduate Textbooks/lecture notes/projects Yes Yes Yes
Structural Geology course from MIT Undergraduate Text/lecture notes/labs Yes Yes Yes
Electron Microprobe Analysis course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution course from MIT Undergraduate/graduate Lecture notes/labs/study materials Yes No Yes
Introduction to Seismology course from MIT Graduate Textbook/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Geodynamics course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Principles of the Global Positioning System course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Phase Transitions in the Earth's Interior course from MIT Graduate Texts Yes No Yes
Trace Element Analysis of Geological, Biological and Environmental Materials by Neutron Analysis: An Exposure course from MIT Undergraduate/graduate Lecture notes/projects Yes Yes Yes
Petrology course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes/labs Yes Yes Yes
Field Geology I course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes/labs Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies
      • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
      • Certificate in Science Writing
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Graduate Biology Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS Environmental Science
      • BS Geosciences
      • BS in Geosciences concentration in Geospatial Technology
      • BS in Geosciences concentration in Natural Resources & Conservation
      • BS Env Science in Nat Resources & Conservation
      • BS Environmental Science in Geospatial Technologies
  • Cambridge, MA

    Harvard University

  • Durham, NC

    Duke University

  • Philadelphia, PA

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Stanford, CA

    Stanford University

  • Online Programs Available
    9. Excelsior College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Social Sciences (Environmental Studies)
      • BS in Natural Sciences (Biology)
      • BS in Natural Sciences [Without Concentration]

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
  • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies
  • Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Graduate Biology Certificate

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Geosciences
  • BS in Geosciences concentration in Geospatial Technology

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