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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Science & Technology
Degree:Associate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Description:Take the first step toward a career in oil and mineral exploration, environmental science, natural resources and more with Associate of Science Degree in Geology. Also known as Earth Science, Geology is the study of the history, materials and processes of our planet, including volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and floods. Geologists can help guide the safe and stable development of new structures and communities, and are able to locate minerals, natural gas, oil and other things that we use in our everyday lives. In this program, you’ll study the formation of soil; fossils and what they reveal; natural disasters; resource exploration and extraction and their environmental impacts; metals and gemstones, as well as some of today’s most pressing problems, including climate change, air and water pollution and loss of biodiversity.
URL:Geology at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
All applicants for admission to the College must satisfy at least ONE of the following criteria: BC secondary school graduation (or the equivalent in another school system); one course short of BC secondary school graduation; 19 years old by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance; 17 years old on the first day of the first semester of attendance and has not been in school for at least one year; or completion of a certificate or equivalent from a special needs program and has been in school for 12 years.

* 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 August 12, 2022