Program Information

School: University of Saskatchewan
Faculty: College of Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Geology/Earth Science, General
Description: Geology is the study of the Earth, from the highest mountains to the depths of the oceans. This program encompasses study of the atmosphere, the biosphere (plants, animals and soil), the hydrosphere (oceans, rivers, lakes and groundwater) and the interrelated processes that occur between these elements. Geology also examines phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, mountains, shorelines, minerals, gems and global climate change.

Geology has traditionally been divided into physical geology and historical geology. Physical geology concentrates on the materials that compose the Earth and the natural processes that take place to shape its surface. Historical geology focuses on Earth history, from its fiery beginnings to the present. Related areas of study include biology, chemistry, mathematics, physical geography and physics.

URL: Geology at University of Saskatchewan
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,327
Careers: Geologists,Paleontologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

Required Courses: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (or equivalents) In addition to the Required Courses for admission, some university courses have a high school pre-requisite. Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program, or who are undecided about which program they are interested in, are encouraged to take Foundations of Mathematics 30. Students interested in the Bachelor of Science program are encouraged to take Pre-Calculus 30. Students can be admitted into this college with a mathematics deficiency but are encouraged to consult the college upon admission to plan how to clear the deficiency.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]