Before getting into the depth of any subject, it is essential to know about the subject and create an understanding of the topics or matters that the subject is a study of. Geology is the study of matters that cover the surface of the earth.
There are different layers of our earth and Geology deals with the minerals and rocks that constitute these layers. The subject also deals with the topic of the creation and development of the earth. Which means that if you study geology, you will be dealing with the topics of rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, metric system, earth’s interior, water, weather related matters etc.
Instead of going for regular geology courses you can opt for an online course, which is accessible for all irrespective of age, educational and professional background. The online course brings along some advantages with it too but at the same time is accompanied by a few drawbacks as well.
If we speak of the advantages that an online geology degree provides then we have to start with the convenience factor. If you choose to do an online course in geology then you can study at your own convenient time, for which your study material is available round the clock on the internet.
You also do not have to travel to the University saving cost and time both. Apart from this, another cost saving factor is that an online course comes far cheaper than a regular course of geology.
Another interesting factor is that the course also provides you with audio and video inputs which makes the study far more interesting. You can also take online guidance from the faculties or discuss about the study with fellow students across the world through web – conferencing.
The foremost drawback of the course is that it needs significant time spent at fieldwork or laboratories, making the online study of geology a bit difficult. To add to it, the subject itself is difficult to learn and hence people who are used to studying in the traditional way, i.e., from books, will find it hard to adjust to the online format.
Since all recognized Universities do not offer a course in geology, therefore finding a suitable University may be a troubling matter too. So it is adviced that before taking up an online course in Geology check about the authenticity, validity and recognition of both the course and the University.