McGill University

Earth System Sciences

Program Information
School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor ; Honours
Field of Study: Geology/Earth Science, General
Description: The domain of Earth and Planetary Sciences includes the solid Earth and its hydrosphere and extends to the neighbouring terrestrial planets. It is a multidisciplinary field in which the principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics are applied to the rich problems of the real world in order to understand how planets like the Earth work; in the past, the present, and the future.

Career opportunities are many and varied for graduates in the Earth and Planetary Sciences. There is presently a demand for graduates with expertise in many disciplines of the Earth Sciences. Our students are recruited for employment in the petroleum and mining industries, and in the environmental sector. During the Summer months undergraduate students are generally able to obtain employment from industry or government agencies, providing them with both financial benefits and first-hand geoscientific experience. Career opportunities in planetary science are presently limited to universities and research organizations.
Website: Earth System Sciences at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial: $3,962
National: $8,329
Scholarships: 12 scholarship(s)
Careers: 2 career(s)
Admission Requirements
Prerequisites:

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

  • 3 of:  Mathematics
  • 2 of:  Chemistry
  •  Biology
  • 3 of:  Physics

Applicants must have Biology - NYA (00UK); Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM); Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ); Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT). A CGPA of 3.20 or higher is required for registration in and graduation from this program.


* 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 30, 2014

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