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Degree Requirements - Geological Sciences 


Geological degrees obtainable through the Faculty of Arts & Science

    Code Program Plan
1 Minor (Arts) GEOL-Y BA Geology
2 General (Arts) GEOL-G-BA BA Geology
3 Major GEOL-M-BSc BSc (Hons) Geology
4 Specialisation GEOL-P-BSc BSc (Hons) Geology
5 Specialisation EGEO-P BSc (Hons) Environmental Geology

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Minor (Science) GEOL-Z BSc Geology

General (Science)

GEOL-G-BSc BSc Geology

Degree Requirements

1: MINOR (ARTS) - (GEOL-Y)

Subject:  Administered by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Plan:       Consists of 36.0 units as described below.

Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors Degree.   

 

2: GENERAL (ARTS) - (GEOL-G-BA)

Subject:      Administered by the Department Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Plan:           Consists of 36.0 units as described below.

Program:    The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree

 

CORE COURSES (6.0 units)

  • 6.0 units in GEOL 104/3.0 and 107/3.0

OPTION COURSES (24.0 units)

  • 24.0 units from GEOL

SUPPORTING COURSES (6.0 units)

  • 6.0 units from BIOL or CHEM or CISC or MATH or PHYS

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS(0.0)

 

SUBSTITUTIONS  (0.0)

 

NOTES (0.0)

    3: MAJOR - (GEOL-M-BSCH)

    Subject:    Administered by the Department Geological Sciences and Geological  Engineering.

    Plan:         Consists of 72.0 units as described below.

    Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

     

    CORE COURSES (39.0 units)

    • 6.0 units in GEOL 104/3.0, GEOL 107/3.0
    • 18.0 units in GEOL 200/3.0, GEOL 221/3.0, GEOL 232/3.0, GEOL 235/3.0, GEOL 238/3.0, GEOL 249/3.0
    • 3.0 units in STAT 263/3.0
    • 9.0 units in GEOL 300/3.0, GEOL 321/3.0, GEOL 365/3.0
    • 3.0 units in GEOL 488/3.0

     

    OPTION COURSES (21.0 units)

    • 15.0 units in GEOL
    • 6.0 units from (CHEM 112/6.0 or CHEM 116/6.0 )(MATH 121/6.0 or MATH 120/6.0 or (MATH 123/3.0 and MATH 124/3.0) or MATH 122/6.0); (PHYS 106/6.0 or PHYS 104/6.0 or PHYS 117/6.0 or PHYS 107/6.0)

    SUPPORTING COURSES (12.0 units)

    • 12.0 units from (CHEM 112/6.0 or CHEM 116/6.0 )(MATH 121/6.0 or MATH 120/6.0 or (MATH 123/3.0 and MATH 124/3.0) or MATH 122/6.0); (PHYS 106/6.0 or PHYS 104/6.0 or PHYS 117/6.0 or PHYS 107/6.0)

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (0.0)

     

    SUBSTITUTIONS (0.0)

     

    NOTES

    • 100 through 300-level geology courses within the core are prerequisites for most 300 and  400-level courses should normally be completed before the end of the third year of study.

    4: SPECIALISATION - (GEOL-P-BSCH)

    Subject:  Administered by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

    Plan:       Consists of 96.0 units as described below.

    Program: The Plan, together with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.  

     

    CORE COURSES (60.0 units)

    • 6.0 units in GEOL 104/3.0, GEOL 107/3.0
    • 6.0 units from CHEM 112/6.0 or CHEM 116/6.0
    • 6.0 units from MATH 121/6.0 or MATH 120/6.0 or (MATH 123/3.0 and MATH 124/3.0) or MATH 122
    • 6.0 units from PHYS 106/6.0 or PHYS 104/6.0 or PHYS 117/6.0 or PHYS 107/6.0
    • 18.0 units in GEOL 200/3.0, GEOL 221/3.0, GEOL 232/3.0, GEOL 235/3.0, GEOL 238/3.0, GEOL 249/3.0
    • 3.0 units in STAT 263/3.0
    • 12.0 units in GEOL 300/3.0, GEOL 321/3.0, GEOL 337/3.0, GEOL 365/3.0
    • 3.0 units in GEOL 488/3.0

    OPTION COURSES (36.0 units)

    • 6.0 units from (BIOL 102/3.0; BIOL 103/3.0; BIOL 110/3.0; BIOL 111/3.0) or MATH 111/6.0 or MATH 110/6.0
    • 18.0 units from GEOL
    • 3.0 units from GEOL 323/3.0; GEOL 333/3.0; GEOL 478/3.0
    • 3.0 units from GEOL 323/3.0; GEOL 333/3.0; GEOL 362/3.0; GEOL 368/3.0; GEOL 421/3.0; GEOL 478/3.0  

    Complementary courses  

    •    6.0 units from WRIT 175/3.0; CISC 101/3.0; CISC 121/3.0; CISC 124/3.0; BIOL; CHEM; CISC; MATH; PHYS; STAT; GPHY_Physical; GPHY_Tech/Methods at the 200-level or above.

    SUPPORTING COURSES (0.0)

     

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (0.0)

      

    SUBSTITUTIONS(0.0)

     

    NOTES  

    • 100 through 300-level geology courses within the core are prerequisites for most 300 and 400-level courses should normally be completed before the end of the third year of study.

    5: SPECIALISATION - (EGEOL-YP-BSCH)

    Subject:    Administered by the School of Environmental Studies in partnership with the Department of Geology.

    Plan:         Consists of 102.0 units as described below.

    Program:   The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

     

    CORE COURSES (84.0 units)

    • 3.0 units in BIOL 111/3.0 or BIOL 102/3.0
    • 6.0 units in CHEM 112/6.0 or CHEM 116/6.0
    • 6.0 units from (GPHY 101/3.0 and GPHY 102/3.0) or GPHY 100/6.0
    • 6.0 units in GEOL 104/3.0 and GEOL 107/3.0
    • 6.0 units in MATH 121/6.0 or MATH 120/6.0
    • 6.0 units from PHYS 104/6.0 or PHYS 106/6.0 or PHYS 107/6.0or PHYS 117/6.0
    • 18.0 units in GEOL 200/3.0, GEOL 221/3.0, GEOL 232/3.0, GEOL 235/3.0, GEOL 238/3.0, GEOL 249/3.0
    • 9.0 units from GEOL 300/3.0; GEOL 321/3.0; GEOL 337/3.0; GEOL 365/3.0
    • 9.0 units in GEOL at the 300 level or above
    • 3.0 units in ENSC 203/3.0
    • 3.0 units in ENSC 390/3.0
    • 3.0 units from PHIL 154/3.0 or PHIL 293/3.0 or PHIL 493/3.0 or RELS 235/3.0
    • 6.0 units from ENSC 430/6.0 or ENSC 501/6.0

    OPTION COURSES (18.0 units)

    • 3.0 units from ENSC_Specialization_Options_A
    • 3.0 units from BIOL 201/3.0; BIOL 202/3.0; ENSC_Specialization_Options_B
    • 3.0 units from ENSC_Integrative_SocSci/Huma
    • 3.0 units from CISC 101/3.0; CISC 121/3.0; CISC 124/3.0; (CISC; MATH at the 200-level or above)
    • 6.0 units from BIOL; CHEM; CISC; MATH; STAT; PHYS; GPHY_Physical; GPHY_Tech/Methods

    SUPPORTING COURSES (0.0 units)

     

    6: MINOR (Science) - (GEOL-Z)

    Subject:  Administered by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

    Plan:       Consists of 48.0 units as described below.

    Program: The Plan, in combination with a Major Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives, will lead to an Honours Bachelors Degree.   

    7: GENERAL (Science) - (GEOL-G-BSc)

    Subject:  Administered by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

    Plan:       Consists of 48.0 units as described below.

    Program:The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90.0 units, of which at least 48.0 units including the Plan units must be in the physical, and natural sciences or mathematics, will lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree.

     

    CORE COURSES (21.0 units)

    • 6.0 units in GEOL 104/3.0, GEOL 107/3.0
    • 12.0 units in GEOL 200/3.0, GEOL 232/3.0, GEOL 235/3.0, GEOL 238/3.0
    • 3.0 units from GEOL 249/3.0 or GEOL 365/3.0

    OPTION COURSES (15.0 units)

    • 15.0 units in GEOL

     SUPPORTING COURSES (12.0 units)

    • 6.0 units in MATH 121/6.0
    • 6.0 units from (CHEM 112/6.0 or CHEM 116/6.0) or (PHYS 106/6.0 or PHYS 117/6.0 or PHYS 107/6.0)

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (0.0)

           

    SUBSTITUTIONS(0.0)

     

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Bachelor of Science (Honours) [-BSH]

    To consist of the following Plan types plus additional elective units to total 120.0 units:

    1. Major (Science): Consists of 60.0 core and option units and up to 12.0 supporting units.
    2. Major (Science) – Minor (Arts, Science or Computing): Consists of the Major (Science) Plan requirements and the General (Arts, Science or Computing) Plan requirements in a second subject.
    3. Specialization (Science): Consists of a maximum of 108.0 core and option units.

    Bachelor of Science (BSC)

    To consist of the following Plan type plus additional elective units to total 90.0 units. At least 48.0 units must be in the Sciences and/or Mathematics.

    1. General (Science): Consists of 30.0 to 36.0 core and option units and up to 12.0 supporting units: 6.0 units at the 100 level, 2.0 units at the 200 level, and the remaining units at any level. These Plan requirements may alternatively be used towards the Minor (Science) requirements of a Major – Minor Plan combination.

    Overlap in Plans

    The following rules indicate how courses are to be counted for credit towards a Program where the course requirements of two Plans included in said Program overlap.

    1. Core and Option Courses: When Plans are combined, the core and option courses used to fulfill the requirements of one Plan cannot be counted towards the core and option requirements of the second Plan.
    2. Major-Minor combinations:Where there is overlap in the core, the course(s) must be counted as part of the Major Plan and alternate course(s) must be chosen for the minor Plan, in consultation with the Department administering the minor Plan. Alternates may not be allowed where the Department believes that such alternates will compromise the integrity of the degree. Where there is overlap between the core in one plan, and the options in another, or between options in the two plans, a different option must be chosen.