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Geophysics - For Professional Registration

Western University

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Geophysics and Seismology
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,000
National: $8,600
International: $45,000


Study the earth like you've never seen it before. The Earth’s interior is responsible for the planet’s magnetic field that protects life from the Sun’s harmful radiation and plate tectonics which create ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanoes and valuable mineral resources. Yet, the interior cannot be directly observed. Geophysics at Western offers a great opportunity to study the innovative tools and theories that geophysicists use to unlock the secrets of the interior of the Earth and other planets, and prepare you for an exciting future in exploration and risk mitigation. You'll have the chance to learn geophysical techniques, including gravity, magnetic, seismic, radiometric and electromagnetic methods.

This program is designed to meet the minimum geoscience knowledge requirements for Professional Registration as a licensed geoscientist in Canada, as set by the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) and the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists (CCPG).

You can complete this program as a Bachelor or an Honours Bachelor degree. Registration in the honours degree usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third or fourth year provided you meet requirements.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
Two of: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Math of Data Management (MDM4U), Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U), Earth and Space Sciences (SES4U), Computer and Information Science (ICS4U).

Please note that all course prerequisites pertain to an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, please refer to our Admissions Requirements website.
Test Scores:
  • Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
Application Notes : View our English Language Proficiency Requirements for more information.

* 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.

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