Chemistry and Earth Sciences

If you would like to study environmental geoscience and geology with an understanding of the physical sciences, this Joint Major program may be for you.


The Chemistry and Earth Sciences program is jointly offered by the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Earth Sciences.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Detailed admission requirements

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU, either:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
      • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Chemistry


    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
      • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Earth Sciences

    After you have been admitted, speak to an advisor about the joint major option.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Astronaut trainee
  • Bedrock geology mapper
  • Earth Science educator
  • Environment impact assessor
  • Environment technician
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geologist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Glaciologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Metallurgist
  • Mineral exploration geologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Mineral resource specialist
  • Museum collections manager
  • Museum curator
  • Oil and gas geologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Planetary geologist
  • Professional geoscientist
  • Regulatory analyst
  • Research specialist
  • Seismologist
  • Slope stability expert
  • Teacher
  • Terrain mapper
  • Volcanologist

Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.