Prospective Students



The department offers degree programs within both the Faculty of Arts and Science as well as a fully accredited engineering degree program within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. If you are a student applying to first year, with an interest in geological sciences or geological engineering, you should consult calendars from both the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, respectively, and select the program that best suits your needs and interests.

If you are already in the first year Arts and Science or Engineering programs, you should consult the appropriate calendar to discover and evaluate the number of options that exist within each stream for specialization and program specifics.

Click on the links to learn more about our undergraduate Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering degree programs, as well as our graduate degree programs.

Considering studies in Geological Sciences or Geological Engineering?

Geoscientists and geological engineers interpret the natural world. They bring methods such as geophysics, geochemistry, geobiology and field geology together to understand the modern and ancient Earth.

Managing water, mineral and energy resources, designing sustainable strategies for infrastructure and industrial growth, and coping with natural and anthropogenic hazards facing increasing global populations, including climate change, all depend on a deep understanding of natural processes.

Our science and engineering graduates study the Earth in this context, with careers in diverse fields including, but not limited to, research, mineral and oil exploration, mining and hydrocarbon extraction, policy analysis, surface and underground construction, environment assessment, protection and rehabilitation, as well as all facets of resource management.

The programs offered by this department focus on the whole planet and global processes as a dynamic and integrated system.