Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Geology/Earth Science, General
Description: Geology is the science of the Earth. It relates to the environmental problems we face and the sources of energy and raw materials needed to sustain our economy. Our program combines fieldwork with the use of sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computers. We also operate an analytical lab for all Nova Scotia university Geology Departments.

This program, which is available at both the major and honours level, integrates on-the-job experience and academic studies. Upon completion of the Co-operative Education program, the student receives the Bachelor of Science degree in geology, at the major level, with the added qualification of “Co-operative Education.”

URL: Geology at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

There is an additional fee for Co-operative Education ($489.70 per work term for Nova Scotia residents and $618.00 per work term for out-of-province Canadians).

Careers: Geologists,Paleontologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Computer and Information Science  

Two additional academic Grade 12 courses are also required.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.