Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Geology/Earth Science, General
Description: Ever wonder why volcanoes erupt? Or where the best diamond deposits are—and where new ones are going to be formed? Or maybe you’re curious about why our climate is changing. The discipline of earth sciences play a crucial role in answering questions like these about today’s complex world. Studying earth sciences gives you insights into the Earth’s evolution, composition, processes, and future.

Students who wish to study Earth Sciences in conjunction with another subject may wish to pursue a Combined Honours degree program. The other subject may be any discipline from the Faculty of Science, the
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Science, or the College of Sustainability. Earth Sciences may be the primary subject (defined as the subject with the larger number of honours credits), or the secondary subject.

URL: Earth Sciences (BSc or BA) (Combined Honours) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,457

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Careers: Geologists,Paleontologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students must apply for admission to Honours programs, usually by the end of their third year. Students considering Honours in Earth Sciences should consult with an Earth Sciences Academic Advisor early in their studies.