Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Geology/Earth Science, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Description: Global climate change, earthquake hazard, natural resource planning, greenhouse gas/ozone-level monitoring, marine pollution, and groundwater contamination are phrases you find daily in the newspaper, and represent but a few of the fields in which earth and ocean scientists make a contribution. The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at the University of Victoria was the first in Canada to combine the disciplines of earth and ocean sciences in one program and to focus on earth system science. Earth system science seeks to understand the earth’s present and past processes and interactions on a global scale through the integrated study of the solid earth, oceans and atmosphere. These studies encompass global change caused by both natural processes and human activity.

A student is required to satisfactorily complete at least four Work Terms, each of which will be recorded on the student’s academic record and transcript.

URL: Earth and Ocean Sciences at University of Victoria
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Scholarships: 1
Careers: Geologists,Paleontologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 English 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Science 

Two additional approved academic 12 courses are required.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Additional Admission Requirements:

    To qualify for entry and continuation in the Co-operative Program a student must normally maintain a GPA of 5.0 in SEOS courses and a GPA of 4.5 overall. In addition to academic grades, acceptance will be based on individual interest, abilities and aptitudes, and a formal interview.