Program Information

School: Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Description: Earth sciences encompasses all scientific studies related to the structure and development of our planet, whether investigating the composition of rocks or soil on the Earth’s surface, the movement of plates or the properties of material far beneath our feet. Although field work plays an important role in many studies, today’s geoscientist commonly uses ocean drilling vessels, satellite imagery, high-precision geochemical and geophysical instruments, and the latest in electronic and laser microscopes.

Memorial University has one of the largest and most diverse earth sciences departments in Canada. Students can choose a comprehensive stream, or specialize in applied geophysics; environmental geoscience; petrology, tectonics and economic geology; or sedimentary basins.

URL: Earth Sciences/Geography (BSc) at Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost shown is for two semesters of undergraduate study in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

Careers: Geologists,Paleontologists,Geographers

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 English 
  •   Data Management  or   Advanced Functions  or   Calculus and Vectors 
  •   Biology  or   Chemistry  or   Physics  or   Earth and Space Science 
  •   International Languages  or   Social Science 

Students must also have an elective course.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50-60]