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Geology

Bachelor of Science (B.S c.)

4 years

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Program highlights


Hands-on experience — laboratory and field work encourages hands-on and practical learning

Count on a solid career ― develop in-demand skills that top employers in industry, government, and academia want

Focus on instruction — interact in small classes and labs with instructors who are passionate about their disciplines

Geology prepares you for work in the exploration and development of Earth's resources in an environmentally responsible manner— in the classroom, out in the field and through research. Graduates may apply to become a member of the Association of Professional Engineersand Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Career possibilities

  • Petroleum geologist
  • Mineral exploration geologist
  • Environmental geologist
  • Geological surveying and other research positions
  • Hydrologist
  • Exploration geophysicist
  • Geotechnical specialist
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Curriculum and courses

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Mount Royal offers two bachelor's degrees in Science and Technology: The Bachelor of Computer Information Systems and the Bachelor of Science with majors in General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Geology.

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We would love to meet you. Attend an information session on the Bachelor of Science — Geology on Friday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. MST