Are you curious about the history of our planet and other terrestrial bodies? Are you fascinated by the study of rocks, volcanoes, tectonics, formations, sediments, minerals and natural resources? Do you have a desire to explore and discover? To participate in hands-on field-based studies? 

The Geology program provides you with a rigorous foundation in earth science subjects like geology, meteorology, and oceanography. You will also explore various topics within environmental geosciences such as petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, hydrogeology, and volcanology.

Visit the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences website for more info.


Studying geology can lead to a wide range of careers in industry, teaching and research in Earth Sciences. This program meets the academic requirements shared by the professional orders for geologists and environmental geo-scientists in most Canadian provinces.

You could become a professional: 

  • Environmental geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Exploration geologist
  • Geological engineer
  • Mine geologist
  • Geological museum curator

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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