This field-based program is designed for students with an interest in the physical sciences and who wish to understand how the Earth works. It integrates various sub-disciplines including geochemistry mineralogy, sedimentology, petrology and structural geology. Earth science graduates are trained for long-term careers in mineral exploration, the mining industries, government and consulting agencies.
First-year course overview
GEOL 1006 – Introduction to Geology I
GEOL 1007 – Introduction to Geology II
CHMI 1006 – Chemistry I + lab*
CHMI 1007 – Chemistry II + lab
PHYS 1006 – Introductory Physics I + lab
PHSY 1007 – Introductory Physics II + lab
MATH 1036 – Calculus I**
+ electives (3 cr) from the following three:
MATH 1037 – Calculus II
MATH 1056 – Discrete Mathematics I
MATH 1057 – Linear Algebra I
+ electives (6 cr.) in humanities or social sciences
Admission requirements based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English
• 1 advanced functions
• 2 sciences or 1 science + 1 math
• 2 other courses
• Minimum average of 70%
Mineral exploration and production, geological mapping (with GIS), environmental rehabilitation, geoscience and environmental consulting, graduate studies, research, teaching, etc.
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.