DEPARTMENT OF

Geological Sciences and

Geological Engineering

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Why Choose Geology at Queen's?


  • We are one of Canada's oldest & highest-ranked universities
  • Kingston is home to the highest number of PhDs per capita in Canada
  • Cutting-edge geoscience & geoengineering research
  • World-renowned scientists & research engineers
  • Extensive fieldwork programs on six continents
  • Award winning faculty
  • Generous student stipends (Min $18,500/year). See more on graduate student funding.
  • The department is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including an X-ray Diffraction and Clay Mineral Lab, a Computational Geomechanics Lab, and Stable Isotope and ICP/MS Lab to name a few. For a complete list of facilities and services offered by the department visit the facilities & services webpage.
  • World class geomechanics computing tools
  • Industry collaboration in many studies
  • Friendly, socially active department