Earth Sciences

Earth scientists study all aspects of the planet Earth. With two streams in Environmental Geoscience and Geology, this program has a strong emphasis on field-based experiential learning. You will visit numerous local geological environments, ranging from glaciers to volcanoes, and active river systems to important mineral deposits.


The Earth Sciences program in the Faculty of Science offers two main streams: Environmental Geoscience and Geology which lead to professional registration with Engineers & Geoscientists BC.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admission requirements for Earth Sciences

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

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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