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Program Information

School:University of Calgary
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General

Geologists study the history, composition, and physical aspects of our planet and ask questions such as: What are the processes (physical, chemical, biological) that occur in the various layers of the earth? How and when did the Rocky Mountains form? Where can we find useful resources such as water, hydrocarbons, and metals?

The entire world will be your laboratory, as geology is the most outdoor-oriented scientific discipline. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur in class, during tutorials and in laboratories. You may also gain hands-on experience conducting research at field schools in both Canada and the United States.
URL:Geology at University of Calgary
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,763
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.
Careers:Managers in Natural Resources Production and FishingGeologistsPaleontologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

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

  •   English 
  •   Advanced Functions 
  • 2 of   Biology  or   Calculus and Vectors  or   Chemistry  or   Computer and Information Science  

Note that for the third prerequisite, grade 12 physics can also count towards filling the category. Only one of Art, Dance, Drama or Music can be used in calculating the admission average. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please see the link above for up-to-date program requirements.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further 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.

    Modified on August 17, 2020