Earth sciences

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in Earth sciences will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Mathematics 1000 (1090)1 Mathematics 1001 (1000)1
Chemistry 10502 Chemistry 10512
Physics 1020 (1050)3 Physics 1021 (1051)3
Earth Sciences 1000 Earth Sciences 1002
English 10904
(critical reading and writing (CRW) course)
CRW course4
  1. If you are completing Mathematics 1090/1000, you will be required to complete Mathematics 1001 as well.
  2. If you are not eligible to register for Chemistry 1050 in the fall semester, you can take Chemistry 1010 in the fall and Chemistry 1050 in the winter semester. Students attending Grenfell Campus for the first year of the program will normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001.
  3. If you are pursuing a geophysics specialization within Earth sciences, you will be required to complete Physics 1051. If you complete Physics 1020 with at least 70%, you should take Physics 1051. If you are registered in Physics 1051, you must also be registered in, or have previously completed, Mathematics 1001. If you receive a grade less than 70% in Physics 1020, you should take Physics 1021. If you are registered in Physics 1050, you must also be registered in Mathematics 1000 (not 1090).
  4. You are required to complete six credit hours in CRW courses, including at least three credit hours in English. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete English 1000/1001 in their first year.

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the Department of Earth Sciences or contact Michelle Miskell.