Why study Earth Sciences

Careers in Earth Sciences

Geology is a profession that brings opportunities to move from a country to another, advancing great employment prospects.

The employment forecast is excellent for geology graduates. Decreasing energy, mineral and water resources and increasing environmental concerns present challenges to our society.

This has created enhanced career opportunities for earth scientists to satisfy society's demands for natural resources while maintaining Earth's natural environments.

Several opportunities

With a BSc in Earth Sciences, there are several career opportunities. These include environmental geologist, geologist, geophysicist, glaciologist, hydrogeologist, engineering geologist, mineralogist, paleontologist, seismologist, volcanologist...

Graduate Studies

Graduate studies are another option. Students with a BSc in geology can enter graduate programs.

Graduate services

The Faculty of Science offers a wide variety of M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in all of its five departments. Graduate studies may be completed in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Physics. We invite you to browse the appropriate department's web-site.

Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre
The Centre offers programs leading to MSc and PhD degrees with emphasis in environmental geoscience, isotope geochemistry, petrology, geomathematics/computing; mineral and petroleum resource geology, sedimentary systems and basin analysis, tectonics, geodynamics, seismology, physical geography…

Registration and general information

All applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Office

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