Bachelor of Science (BSc)
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What you will learn in this program
Earth Scientists ask questions such as: Are environmental issues caused by natural systems or human society? How do human processes impact the natural world? Can a multidisciplinary approach to studying the Earth solve climate problems?
Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur in class, field study and during labs. You’ll work across four disciplines of geology, geophysics, geography and archaeology to develop your understanding of how natural systems affect human culture – and are influenced by it.
Earth Scientists have global career opportunities in areas such as the oil and gas industry, international development, natural resources development, research and more. A degree in Earth Science can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.
Courses you'll take:
Geography of World Affairs, Introduction to Cities, Introduction to Geophysics, The Physical Environment, Introduction to Archaeology
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
Field school - Discipline-specific classes taken in real-world settings, and involving hands-on course work.
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