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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

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. Learn about the structure, evolution and dynamics of our planet through a mix of classroom learning, field work and research. Graduates may apply to become a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

Career possibilities

  • Environmental geologist
  • Mineral exploration geologist
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Marine geoscientist
  • Exploration geophysicist
  • Geotechnical specialist

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A wooden cutout of Pangaea, a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras.

A continental puzzle

Exploring Pangaea and the link between Nova Scotia and Morocco.

A fossil that resembles a snail shell.

From ammonites to zinc

Geology students spread out to work across the west and north.

Dr. Michelle DeWolfe, PhD, professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at MRU.

Michelle DeWolfe Elected to RSC's College of New Scholars

MRU prof among nation's top mid-career researchers.

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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, Data Science, Environmental Science and Geology.

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