University of Calgary

Earth Science

Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Description:Earth scientists study the materials that make up the Earth, and the natural and human processes that shape its landscape. You will work across four disciplines of geology, geophysics, geography, and archaeology, developing your understanding of how natural systems affect human culture—and are influenced by it. The multidisciplinary scope of an earth science education may point to employment in the local oil-and-gas sector, but also creates opportunities for work in international development, particularly in natural resources development, and dealing with the associated socio-economic issues.

The Faculty of Science offers programs of study leading to either the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

The Co-op program allows you to alternate in-school learning with 12 to 16 months of full-time paid work experience.
URL:Earth Science at University of Calgary
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Computer Related Studies 

Advanced Functions is required; Calculus and Vectors is optional. Please see for more details.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 22, 2015

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