Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
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.

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Earth Sciences, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Earth Sciences Majors complete a
minimum of 42 credit hours in Earth Sciences courses above the 1000 level. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories and research project classes.

URL: Earth Sciences (BSc or BA) 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 Calculus  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

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.