Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2006/2007)
3.12 Joint Honours in Geography/Earth Sciences (B.Sc. Only)

The following courses will be required. A few prerequisites are not met by this list of courses, and students are advised to obtain advice from instructors in such cases to be sure that they are prepared for course material. Both departmental Heads can advise students on a workable sequencing of courses to complete the degree in a timely manner.

  1. Six credit hours in first-year English courses; Geography 1050; Earth Sciences 1000 and 1002; Mathematics 1000 and 1001; Chemistry 1010 and 1011 or equivalent; Physics 1050 and (1051 or the former 1054) OR Physics 1020 and 1021.

  2. One of Geography 3222, Statistics 2500, 2510.

  3. Biology 2120 or Biology 1001 and 1002.

  4. Geography 2102, 2195, 2302, 2425, 3230.

  5. Earth Sciences 2030, 2031, 2502 and 2905.

  6. Either Earth Sciences 499A and 499B, or Geography 4990 and 4999.

  7. Twenty-one additional credit hours in Geography courses, of which at least 12 credit hours must be selected from the group Geography 2200, 3110, 3120, 3140, 3150, 3250, 3425, and of which at least 6 credit hours must be in courses at the 4000 level.

  8. Twenty-one additional credit hours in Earth Sciences courses, of which at least 9 credit hours must be in courses at 3000 level and at least 6 credit hours must be in courses at 4000 level. Earth Sciences 2150, 2914, 2915, 2916 and 4310 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.

  9. Other courses to complete the prescribed minimum of 120 credit hours.

The topic of the Honours dissertation must be chosen with the approval of both Departments. A faculty member of either Department may act as supervisor.

Any change in the program of study must have the prior approval of the Heads of the two Departments concerned.