Majors

Bachelor of Science – Geology

Students transferred into the Geology Major must register immediately in the following courses in the Fall semester following their acceptance into the program; failure to do so will affect course availability and progression through the program:

  • GEOL 2103 - Minerals and Rocks
  • GEOL 2105 - Structural Geology
  • GEOL 2300 - Geologic Field Methods I


Field Schools and Field Trips
Field Schools and Field Trips are an integral part of the Geology major program. Students should note that there will be costs, in addition to tuition, to cover transportation, food and accommodation for the following Field Schools:

  • GEOL 2300 – Geologic Field Methods I
  • GEOL 3300 – Geological Field Methods II
  • GEOL 4300 – Advanced Geologic Field Methods

Required Courses:

  • CHEM 1201 - General Chemistry - Structure and Bonding
  • CHEM 1202 - General Chemistry - Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry
  • COMP 1001 - Introduction to Computer-Based Problem Solving for the Sciences
  • GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology
  • GEOL 1103 - Historical Geology
  • GEOL 2101 - Introduction to Geologic Field Methods
  • GEOL 2103 - Minerals and Rocks
  • GEOL 2105 - Structural Geology
  • GEOL 2107 - Paleontology
  • GEOL 2109 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
  • GEOL 2111 - Crystallography and Optical Mineralogy
  • GEOL 2300 - Geologic Field Methods I
  • GEOL 3103 - Igneous Petrology
  • GEOL 3107 - Geomorphology
  • GEOL 3109 - Sedimentary Petrology
  • GEOL 3111 - Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 3113 - Geochemistry
  • GEOL 3115 - Exploration Geophysics
  • GEOL 3300 - Geological Field Methods II
  • Choose one:
    • GEOL 4101 - Advanced Topics in Sedimentary Geology
    • GEOL 4103 - Advanced Topics in Igneous/Metamorphic Geology
    • GEOL 4515 - Sedimentary Basin Analysis
    • GEOL 4601 - Plate Tectonic Regimes
  • GEOL 4105 - Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 4107 - Geological History of Western Canada or  GEOL 4607 - Geology of the Canadian Cordillera
  • GEOL 4109 - Petroleum Geology
  • GEOL 4111 - Ore Deposits and Economic Geology
  • GEOL 4113 - Geoscience Research or GEOL 5201 - Independent Research Projects I
  • GEOL 4300 - Advanced Geological Field Methods
  • MATH 1200 - Calculus for Scientists I
  • MATH 1203 - Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
  • MATH 2235 - Statistics with Applications in Geology
  • PHYS 1201 - Classical Physics I
  • PHYS 1202 - Classical Physics II
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Tier 2
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Tier 2
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Tier 2
  • General Education Requirement Tier 3*
  • General Education Requirement Tier 3*
  • General Education Requirement Tier 3*
  • Elective

* Courses must be selected from at least two of the four thematic clusters.