Geology

Bachelor of Science with Honors

Faculty of Science

Why study Geology?

Why study Geology? (Honors)

Examine planet Earth: the materials from which it is made, the processes that affect these materials, and the origin and evolution of life. Our Geology degree is certified by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) and includes a number of field placements, which give important hands-on training to supplement the knowledge taught in classrooms.

Geology can also be taken as part of a BSc with Specialization degree.

Why get a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree?

Why take the BSc Specialization degree?

The Bachelor of Science Specialization degree provides a focused education in one program. You will take most of your courses in your main subject area, and are expected to maintain a higher standard of academic achievement. A Specialization degree can provide the background to help you proceed to a higher degree, but its primary function is to provide a comprehensive education at the undergraduate level.

This program can also be taken as part of a BSc Specialization degree.

Why study Science at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta delivers high-quality programs that investigate, explain, and explore the real science behind issues that affect our daily lives. With nearly 60 degree programs in 39 subject areas, we are one of the most comprehensive science faculties in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, opportunities for undergraduate research, and professors who are leading researchers in their fields.

Possible Careers

  • Geologist

Yasmin is a recent Science graduate who was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and is now studying at Oxford University. As a UAlberta student, Yasmin was President of the Health and Wellness student group and the founder of StolleryBOTs, a robotics program for patients at the Stollery Children's Hospital.

Non-Direct Entry

This program does not allow admission directly from high school. See requirements below for more details.

Preprofessional Study Time: Successful Completion of 24 of the University of Alberta Bachelor of Science program or its equivalent. ( = units of course weight)

Admission Selection: Competitive. For consideration, you need a minimum GPA of 3.0 on 24 in each preceding Fall/Winter and successful completion of the following first-year courses:

  • EAS 100 and 105 (6)
  • CHEM 101 (3)
  • MATH 113 or 114 (3)
  • PHYS 124 or 144 (3)

Note: Starting September 2013, there is no admission to the program directly from High School.

 
 

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