Undergraduate programs

Earth Science

Undergraduate programs of the Department of Earth Sciences lead to Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees (Honours with specialization in Geology and in Geology-Physics).

Our programs are structured to allow students to obtain professional registrations in many Provinces and to enjoy careers in the minerals, energy or environmental sectors.

Honours BSc with specialization in Geology

This is aimed at students interested in pursuing a traditional geology degree that includes emphasis on identification of rocks and minerals, development of field mapping skills, and the application of geological knowledge in natural resource development. This degree program satisfies the professional accreditation requirements of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and l’Ordre des géologues du Québec.

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Honours BSc with specialization in Environmental Geoscience

This degree program combines elements of the Environmental Science and Geology programs to offer a more interdisciplinary choice that focuses more on the environment and our impact on it compared to a more traditional geology program. Students who follow the suggested course sequence can meet professional accreditation requirements of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and the Ordre des géologues du Québec.

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Honours BSc with specialization in Geology-Physics

This degree program is aimed at students who are interested in the Earth Sciences but would like to include a stronger emphasis on Physics and Mathematics compared to the more traditional Geology program. The honours requirements meet the professional accreditation requirements of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and l’Ordre des géologues du Québec.

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Major in Geology

Geology is a modern, dynamic and diverse science that involves investigating the composition and evolution of Earth and other planetary bodies.

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Minor in Geology

Geology is a modern, dynamic and diverse science that involves investigating the composition and evolution of Earth and other planetary bodies.

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Environmental Science

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This program is first and foremost the study of natural systems, of resource use and development, of the migration of contaminants in the environment and of their impact on the ecosystem as a whole. Its aim is to design management and restoration measures that will leave future generations a healthy natural heritage.

This program will give you a solid grounding in biology, chemistry, geology and thanks to a range of multidisciplinary courses, a keen understanding of the scientific and social aspects of environmental problems. Field and lab work will allow you to hone your critical and analytical skills.”

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Conservation and biodiversity

This stream examines particularly human impacts on the precipitous decline of many species.

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Global change

This stream examines particularly the consequences of human activities on global processes, such as climate.

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Environmental geochemistry and ecotoxicology

This stream examines particularly contaminants and their effects on ecosystems.

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